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Using Cyc(R) Technology to Create an Intelligent Network Configuration Tool

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
52333
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
011IF-2181
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CYCORP, INC.
7718 Wood Hollow Drive Suite 250 Austin, TX 78731-1601
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Using Cyc(R) Technology to Create an Intelligent Network Configuration Tool
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F30602-01-C-0132
Award Amount: $98,071.00
 

Abstract:

Investigate how to improve not just the precision and accuracy of networkconfiguration tools but also how to qualitatively expand the scope of whatsorts of conditions of interest they report, by incorporating a largecommonsense knowledge base to enable reasoning about network functionality. Current tools are limited by their inability to consider all the factorsthat bear on network configuration analysis, including adherence topolicies, network functionality, network design tradeoffs, and real-worldfactors (e.g., weather, holidays, physical layouts of offices, and so on).To make this happen, the network, the policies, etc. would have to bedeclaratively represented in a formal language such as CycL (predicatecalculus). Then a base of general knowledge similarly represented - e.g.the Cyc KB - could be brought to bear, along with the deductive reasoningengine associated with that KB. Altogether, this could be a power tool forthe network administrator, enabling them to detect multi-step conditions ofinterest (e.g., vulnerabilities) and to perform

Principal Investigator:

William Wechtenhiser
Project Manager
5125142976
william@cyc.com

Business Contact:

Mary Shepard
Dir. of Administration
5123424002
mary@cyc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CYCORP, INC.
3721 Executive Center Drive, Suite 100 Austin, TX 78731

EIN/Tax ID: 742727547
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No