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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:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DHS SBIR-2011.2-H-SB011.2-006-0020-II
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Small Business Information
Physical Optics Corporation
CA Torrance, CA 90501-1510
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Web-based Intelligent Extraction of Symbology based on Contextual Information
Agency: DHS
Contract: D12PC00475
Award Amount: $749,957.00


To address the DHS need for intelligent symbology technologies, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to continue the development of Webbased Intelligent Symbology Extraction based on Context (WISEC), a unique enterprise symbology system that integrates state-of-the-art natural language processing (NLP) tools with our syntactic event attribute extraction and contextual event coreference algorithms. In Phase I, we demonstrated the feasibility and maturity of WISEC by developing its design and software prototype for incident management and crime information sharing applications, with mature functionalities (automatic symbol generation using open-source unstructured data, association of events from multiple sources, dynamic event status update, and platform-independent user interfaces for review and information "drill down"). In Phase II we will extend this software prototype in functionality, performance, and maintenance into a mature enterprise software system, test it with both DHS and local users, evaluate its performance in classification, coreference, and scalability, 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 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
1845 West 205th Street Torrance, CA 90501-1510

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