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PASSIVE KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
12104
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12104
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Software Productivity
122 4th Ave. Indialantic, FL 32903
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: PASSIVE KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE DEVELOPMENT OF KNOWLEDGE-BASED SYSTEMS CURRENTLY REQUIRES THE USE OF A KNOWLEDGE ENGINEER TO TRANSLATE AND ENCODE THE KNOWLEDGE EXTRACTED FROM AN EXPERT INTO THE TARGET REPRESENTATION AND REASONING SYSTEM. ALTHOUGH THE GOAL OF PROVIDING SYSTEMS WITH WHICH THE EXPERT CAN DIRECTLY INTERACT HAS BEEN SOUGHT FOR SOME TIME, THESE SYSTEMS STILL FALL WELL SHORT OF THEIR INTENDED GOAL. A MAJOR REASON IS THAT THE EXPERT MUST SHIFT THE FOCUS OF THEIR COGNITIVE PROCESSING BETWEEN THE PERFORMANCE OF THE TASK TO BE CAPTURED AND THINKING ABOUT HOW TO ENCODE THAT PROCESS. THIS EFFORT WILL DEVELOP A PASSIVE KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION SYSTEM WHICH UNOBTRUSIVELY MONITORS AND RECORDS THE EXPERT'S ACTIONS. THEN, USING A COLLECTION OF ELICITATION AND DISCOVERY HEURISTICS, THE SYSTEM QUERYS THE EXPERT REGARDING THE RATIONALE AND DECISION PROCESS BEHIND THE ACTIONS. THIS APPROACH WILL PROVIDE AN EXPERT KNOWLEDGE ELICITATION SYSTEM WHICH BEHAVES MUCH THE SAME AS A HUMAN KNOWLEDGE ENGINEER.

Principal Investigator:

Andres Rudmik
Principal Systems Engineer
4079843370

Business Contact:

Edward r. comer
PRESIDENT
4079843370
Small Business Information at Submission:

Software Productivity Solution
P.o. Box 361697 Melbourne, FL 32936

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