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Ghost Writer: Finding the Man behind the Pen

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N121-080-1156
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N121-080
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
Language Computer Corporation
2435 N. Central Expressway Suite 1200 Richardson, TX 75080-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Ghost Writer: Finding the Man behind the Pen
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-12-M-0286
Award Amount: $79,930.00
 

Abstract:

Our proposed work addresses three significant challenges faced by systems which seek to enhance analysts"awareness and understanding of the authors and groups behind online documents. First, we will develop a novel feature based on cognitive psychology that proposes to identify authors by their area of expertise. In addition we will address the problem of identifying predictive features by exploring novel clustering techniques for jointly learning the relative importance of features for predicting the author and group responsible for producing a document. We will utilize our significant experience at parsing foreign languages to develop and extend the available set of authorship identification tools into Chinese, Spanish, and Russian. Lastly, following all software products at Language Computer we will follow a tiered design in development which allows for feature extraction, processing, and classification on real-time streaming text sources.

Principal Investigator:

Marc Tomlinson
Research Scientist
(972) 231-0051
marc@languagecomputer.com

Business Contact:

Finley Lacatusu
Vice President Operations
(972) 231-0051
finley@languagecomputer.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Language Computer Corporation
2435 N. Central Expressway Suite 1200 Richardson, TX -

EIN/Tax ID: 752641308
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No