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Department of Defense
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2012 / SBIR
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Modus Operandi, Inc.
709 South Harbor City Blvd., Suite 400 Melbourne, FL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: RDF-F3
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-12-C-0097
Award Amount: $748,558.00


Navy operators are being inundated with intelligence information, especially text. Better methods and tools are needed to help them identify the mission-relevant"needles"within these information"haystacks."Researchers have made progress using ontologiesrepresented as RDF triplesto guide text extraction algorithms and as a reference model for transforming extracted information into RDF triples. One of the obstacles to success, however, has been identifying and eliminating redundant statements in the knowledge base. Our goal in this Phase II Project is to develop a methodology and architecture, designed in Phase I, for preventing the assertion of redundant RDF statements to knowledge bases based on comparing the lexical semantics of RDF statements with the lexical semantics of text statements and preventing redundant assertions to the knowledge base, based on synonymy. We call this the Lexical Bridge, whose concept of operations can be simplified to three steps: (1) Find mission-relevant information in text, based on ontology semantics; (2) Format the extracted information and RDF triples as lexicalized natural language"words"; and (3) Filter statements by comparing lexicalized triples to lexicalized text, preventing redundant RDF triples from being asserted to the knowledge base, or the RDF Redundancy Find, Format, and Filter process (RDF-F3).

Principal Investigator:

Kent Bimson
(321) 473-1446

Business Contact:

Peter Dyson
(321) 473-1444
Small Business Information at Submission:

Modus Operandi, Inc.
709 South Harbor City Blvd., Suite 400 Melbourne, FL -

EIN/Tax ID: 592440972
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No