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Information DiscovEry Assistant that Learns (IDEAL)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N112-152-1304
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N112-152
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc.
1408 University Drive East College Station, TX 77840-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Information DiscovEry Assistant that Learns (IDEAL)
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-12-M-0054
Award Amount: $149,997.00
 

Abstract:

Traditional keyword search fails to adequately meet the needs of the modern intelligence analyst. If analysts were able to express their information needs in plain terms, understood by a search engine as guidance or examples, documents and other information artifacts might be brought to light that simply"guessing at"appropriate keywords would never elicit. Further, because analysts seldom work in isolation, a shared understanding of analysis goals and subsequent sharing of knowledge and effort can significantly improve analytic outcomes. KBSI proposes to design, configure, and demonstrate an innovative solution called the Information DiscovEry Assistant that Learns (IDEAL) that addresses the challenges described above. IDEAL will be designed to provide the following advanced capabilities (1) perform semantic search across multiple data sources to discover data that is relevant to an analyst"s goals and tasks; (2) progressively refine the quality of information produced through iterative semantic search and knowledge discovery; (3) facilitate dynamic information sharing and collaboration by a group of human agents; and (4) provide learning and adaptation by using the results and analyst feedback from the previous search/analysis activities to incrementally refine the semantic mapping and search models over extended time.

Principal Investigator:

Perakath Benjamin
Senior Research Scicentis
(979) 260-5274
pbenjamin@kbsi.com

Business Contact:

Donielle Mayer
Business Operations Manag
(979) 260-5274
dmayer@kbsi.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Knowledge Based Systems, Inc.
1408 University Drive East College Station, TX -

EIN/Tax ID: 742505334
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No