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Semantic Knowledge-based Decision Support

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
78838
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-077-1007
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: 2006
Title: Semantic Knowledge-based Decision Support
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8750-06-C-0081
Award Amount: $96,673.00
 

Abstract:

In any complex environment - such as managing a battlespace, launching a satellite, or operating a global enterprise - critical decisions depend on a broad range of information sources, decision-making guidelines, and an array of operational and environmental factors. These challenges highlight the need for decision support systems whose decisions are based on both structured and unstructured information sources, and that can explain their decisions in a manner that garners trust from those relying on its conclusions. The Cyc knowledge-based environment supports many of the capabilities needed for such a system. Its Semantic Knowledge Source Integration functionality permits smooth integration with structured information sources, while its inference engine and NL generation capabilities provide textual justifications for its actions. Unstructured data (such as text documents, imagery, videos, etc.) can be mapped to the Cyc ontology to model their content as well as to identify key metadata (such as the source, creation date, scope, etc.), enabling material from unstructured sources to be seamlessly included in the decision process. We propose to design a decision support architecture around these existing capabilities that would gracefully incorporate a wide variety of information sources and offer greater transparency into its decision making process.

Principal Investigator:

Larry Lefkowitz
Executive Director
5125142966
larry@cyc.com

Business Contact:

Mary Shepherd
VP Finance and Operations
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