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Web-based Intelligent Extraction of Symbology based on Contextual Information

Award Information

Department of Homeland Security
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DHS SBIR-2011.2-H-SB011.2-006-0020-I
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Small Business Information
Physical Optics Corporation
1845 West 205th Street Torrance, CA 90501-1510
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Web-based Intelligent Extraction of Symbology based on Contextual Information
Agency: DHS
Contract: D11PC20255
Award Amount: $99,978.68


To address the DHS need for intelligent symbology technologies, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop new Web-based Intelligent Symbology Extraction based on Context (WISEC) incorporating intelligent text stream processing (ITSP), an entity-attribute-value (EVA) model, and progressive automatic creation of symbology (PACS). The WISEC will offer intelligent symbology generation, updating, and management that interact with structured or unstructured data sources, identify keywords and named entities, generate or update appropriate symbols, coreference activities/incidents, store them in a central database with no downtime, and provide information relevant to the interest and mission of the end user. In Phase I, we will demonstrate the feasibility of the WISEC by developing its architecture and components and integrating them into a prototype for testing and evaluation in two scenarios: intelligent symbology for crime alerts (iPAD application) and intelligent symbology for public safety alerts (Web application). Performance metrics will be developed. At the end of Phase I, the technology readiness level (TRL) reached will be 3. In Phase II we plan to develop a WISEC prototype, integrate it with popular browsers and geospatial applications, test it using public data sources, evaluate it using the performance metrics developed, and deliver it to the DHS. The successful completion of this project at the end of Phase III will benefit the nation in both government and commercial sectors by providing intelligent symbology with standard data representation that is sharable among various communities. Commercial applications for this technology include business intelligence, text analytics, and enterprise content management and archiving.

Principal Investigator:

Wenjian Wang

Business Contact:

Gordon Drew
Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Optics Corporation
20600 Gramercy Place, Building 100 Torrance, CA 90501-1821

EIN/Tax ID: 330118051
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No