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ONSITE: Open Source Information Tactical Exploitation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
91757
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0501
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Modus Operandi, Inc.
709 South Harbor City Blvd., Suite 400 Melbourne, FL 32901-1936
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: ONSITE: Open Source Information Tactical Exploitation
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0437
Award Amount: $99,000.00
 

Abstract:

Modus Operandi proposes the development of ONSITE, a set of scalable and accurate algorithms for extracting semantic relations from open source information. This algorithm and process supports warfighter tactical operations by providing near real-time situational awareness. Warfighters performing missions involving the hostage rescue, insurgent extraction and targeting may only have minutes to assess a tactical situation and then to act. Today, a large amount of intelligence is unavailable because it resides in the form of natural language texts (news stories, blogs, press releases and other unstructured data). Current approaches, coupled with appropriate extraction algorithms and applied to textual data, can greatly increase the warfighter's understanding of his operating environment if those approaches can be made faster and more accurate. We propose to adapt state of the art algorithms in rote extraction to work within a robust, distributed computing framework. We also plan to extend a pattern discovery methodology to identify more specific relation contexts. These innovative capabilities will significantly improve the warfighter's access to timely and accurate information necessary for tactical operations.

Principal Investigator:

Richard Hull
Chief Scientist
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rhull@modusoperandi.com

Business Contact:

Peter Dyson
President/CEO
3219843370
pdyson@modusoperandi.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MODUS OPERANDI, INC.
122 Fourth Avenue Indialantic, FL 32903

EIN/Tax ID: 592440972
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No