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Open Source Information Geospatial Overlay (OSIGO)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
83212
Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
07ST1-0037
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
ST071-005
Solicitation Number:
2007.
Small Business Information
Geosemble Technologies
841 Apollo Street, Suite 400 El Segundo, CA 90245-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Open Source Information Geospatial Overlay (OSIGO)
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0313
Award Amount: $749,857.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this project is to develop a capability to automatically link news articles to satellite imagery and then to display summaries of the linked articles. In Phase I of this effort, we developed an initial approach to automatically link news articles to geographic locations and then cluster and summarize the linked articles. In our experimental evaluation, we showed that articles could be linked with high precision and moderate recall. We also demonstrated the feasibility of automatically clustering the articles into topics and generating both single-line summaries as well as longer summaries. In Phase II of this effort we plan to flesh out the techniques into a fully-functional system, called GeoXRay. In particular, we will develop automatic techniques to rapidly build the required geospatial knowledgebase, which allows the system to link articles to locations outside of the US. We will also improve the linking techniques to improve the recall of the document linking while maintaining the high-level of precision that we achieved in Phase I. Finally, we will improve the techniques for automatic clustering and summarization of the news articles linked to a location so that an analyst can quickly determine which articles are likely to contain relevant information.

Principal Investigator:

Jason Chen
Director of R&D
(310) 414-9849
jchen@geosemble.com

Business Contact:

Scott Battenburg
CFO
(310) 414-9849
sbattenburg@geosemble.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Geosemble Technologies
841 Apollo Street, Suite 400 El Segundo, CA 90245-

EIN/Tax ID: 412159064
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Southern California
Dept. of Contracts&Grants
837 West Downey Way, Room 306
Los Angeles, CA 90089-
Contact: Elizabeth H. Hisserich
Contact Phone: (213) 821-1106