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Modularized Transliteration Engine

Award Information

Department of Defense
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
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2006 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Progeny Systems Corporation
9500 Innovation Drive Manassas, VA 20110-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Modularized Transliteration Engine
Agency / Branch: DOD / NGA
Contract: HM1582-06-C-0005
Award Amount: $99,540.00


Applications today that serve transliteration provide only a limited number of internally supported systems. The information communities coping with toponymic issues must be able to easily add new systems to a transliteration engine, extend or update an already supported system. These additions, updates and extensions must also be readily shared within a community of interest utilizing the GIG. Our solution is a versatile, GIG centric architecture and modular architecture for sharing transliteration data and rules expressed in a simple yet power language. Transliteration definitions can be composed online in a "wizard" interface or with any text editor and uploaded to a community repository. The meta-language applies an inheritance model which allows departments to make their own local extensions to a transliteration system in the repository to serve a particular purpose without impacting other users. The architecture includes a library of APIs for the transliteration engine to work both online as a "web service" or offline as a stand alone application where transliteration definition files would be read from a local directory. Transliteration into multiple systems at once is possible as well an inter-script text matching service where script is first folded into the IPA system.

Principal Investigator:

Daniel Mekonnen
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Christine Sigety
Business Management
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9500 Innovation Drive Manassas, VA 20110

EIN/Tax ID: 541766108
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No