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Company Information:

Company Name: Language Computer Corporation
City: Richardson
State: TX
Zip+4: 75080-
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (972) 231-0052

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,178,021.00 12
SBIR Phase II $3,334,120.00 5

Award List:

SBIR/STTR Phase II: Advanced Question Answering

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Mihai Surdeanu
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is developing an advanced questions answering (QA) system with the use of innovative natural language processing (NLP). The specific areas addressed by this project are: (1) a true open-domain, high precision QA system optimized for… More

SBIR/STTR Phase II: Advanced Question Answering

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Mihai Surdeanu
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is developing an advanced questions answering (QA) system with the use of innovative natural language processing (NLP). The specific areas addressed by this project are: (1) a true open-domain, high precision QA system optimized for… More

Automated Verb Sense Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mihai Surdeanu, VP Engineering
Award Amount: $69,985.00
Abstract:
"Language Computer Corporation (LCC) is the leader in open-domain Word Sense Disambiguation (WSD) and other natural language processing (NLP)technologies such as Question Answering (QA) and Summarization.This proposed work builds on our experience with semanticallydisambiguating all verbs, nouns,… More

High Precision Event Extraction Using Predicate Arguments (HIPEPA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sanda Harabagiu, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $99,968.00
Abstract:
Our goal is to facilitate visualization of event information using a novel event extraction paradigm that achieves accuracy close to that of human analysts and allows both a simplified customization to new domains and extraction of complex events expressed as an event extraction framework. The event… More

Concept-Based Event Extraction Utilizing Rich Semantics (CONVERSE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Lehmann, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,691.00
Abstract:
This effort involves a novel approach to event extraction that relies on rich semantic knowledge. Semantic information ranging from semantic word senses, semantic frames that describe conventional situations, predicate-argument structures and named entity classes are used to produce conceptual… More

Advanced Temporal Reasoning for Precise Time-Stamping of Events (ARTEMIS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Andrew Hickl, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,793.00
Abstract:
Our work in Advanced Temporal Reasoning for Precise Time- Stamping of Events (ARTEMIS) addresses two challenges faced by systems which seek to enhance analysts' awareness of event information. First, while today's text processing systems have greatly increased the amount of temporal information… More

High-Precision Agile Active Learning for Domain-Customizable Information Extraction (HALCYON)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paul Aarseth, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,639.00
Abstract:
The dynamic operational environments in which Air Force users operate today require information extraction systems that can be rapidly - and easily - customized to new and challenging domains. In order to address operational demands for textual information, Language Computer Corporation (LCC) has… More

Concept-Based Event Extraction Utilizing Rich Semantics (CONVERSE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Lehmann, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $742,660.00
Abstract:
This effort extends a novel approach to concept-based event extraction that leverages a rich substrate of semantic and conceptual knowledge in order to extract all of the essential information associated with events in text. In this work, we combine semantic information from a number of… More

SBIR Phase I: Spoken Dialog Question Answering

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Mithun A. Balakrishna, PhD
Award Amount: $99,690.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I research project focuses on building current and next generation dialog systems by integrating automatic speech recognition (ASR) and state-of-the-art question answering (QA) technologies. Because of the very high cost, time required, and the complex… More

Advanced Temporal Reasoning for Precise Time-Stamping of Events (ARTEMIS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Andrew Hickl, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $742,820.00
Abstract:
Phase II of ARTEMIS addresses three challenges faced by systems which seek to enhance analysts' awareness of event information. First, we demonstrate that our approach can acquire all of the essential temporal information associated with events. In addition to a state-of-the-art TERN system, we… More

Textual Inference for Grounding Events in Space (TIGRESS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Sean Monahan, Vice President Engineering – (972) 231-0052
Award Amount: $149,474.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The goal of the proposed work is to develop a robust spatial reasoning capacity that can provide analysts in both national defense and business environments with operational-quality spatial information about events in unstructured texts from any domain. In order to achieve this goal, we… More

Enhanced Streaming Text Summarization (ESTESA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Finley Lacatusu, Vice President Operations – (972) 231-0056
Award Amount: $149,929.00
Abstract:
In this SBIR effort, called Enhanced Streaming TExt SummArization (ESTESA), Language Computer Corporation (LCC) will generate summaries of streaming texts by relying on an elaborate topic representation, called topic themes, that will be used to design and implement a novel probabilistic generative… More

Ghost Writer: Finding the Man behind the Pen

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Marc Tomlinson, Research Scientist – (972) 231-0051
Award Amount: $79,930.00
Abstract:
Our proposed work addresses three significant challenges faced by systems which seek to enhance analysts"awareness and understanding of the authors and groups behind online documents. First, we will develop a novel feature based on cognitive psychology that proposes to identify authors by their… More

Tell Me About

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael Mohler, Research Scientist – (972) 231-0052
Award Amount: $79,922.00
Abstract:
Our proposed work addresses the significant challenges in providing responses to complex"tell me about"questions that intelligently consolidate relevant information into a finished dossier. We will induce the semantic signature of the question target by using relevant sample intelligence… More

Textual Inference for Grounding Events in Space (TIGRESS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Sean Monahan, Vice President Engineerin – (972) 231-0052
Award Amount: $749,388.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In Phase II of TIGRESS, we will continue development of a prototype event geolocating system, known as TIGRESS, which leverages an ensemble of open-domain text processing and sophisticated spatial reasoning capabilities in order to associate events with any and all spatial information… More

Recognizing Event Attributes in Unstructured Text (REACT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Sean Monahan, Vice President Engineering – (972) 231-0052
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
In Phase I of REACT, we will demonstrate how extraction of attributes dealing with modality, polarity, and genericity can enhance the quality of information provided by a state-of-the-art event extraction and coreference system to provide actionable intelligence to analysts. We will demonstrate how… More

Enhanced Streaming Text Summarization (ESTESA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Finley Lacatusu, Vice President Operations – (972) 231-0052
Award Amount: $599,252.00
Abstract:
In this Phase II SBIR effort, called Enhanced Streaming TExt SummArization (ESTESA), Language Computer Corporation (LCC) will generate summaries of streaming texts by enhancing the Phase I prototype system to (a) process large volumes of streaming data, (b) process natural language topic… More