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GROK: Generating Reports On Knowledge

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
MN Minneapolis, MN 55401-1480
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: GROK: Generating Reports On Knowledge
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-13-M-0033
Award Amount: $79,917.00


The proposed technology: GROK (Generating Reports On Knowledge) combines existing open source research tools to automatically generate reports from a dynamically changing set of documents. GROK presents the generated reports with a novel, uncluttered interface designed to save the analyst time in consuming the knowledge in the report, and finding the next piece of knowledge they need. The approach works by cataloging not only the knowledge it finds in the source documents, but how that knowledge was presented. In essence GROK augments the machine knowledge representation with a catalog of different approaches to express that knowledge. The expression catalog spans the whole corpus, allowing GROK to properly present domain specific vernacular. GROK also automatically builds up a flexible context which the analyst can intuitively manipulate to produce concise reports focused on only the information they need.

Principal Investigator:

David McDonald
Senior Research Scientist
(781) 718-1964

Business Contact:

Harry Funk
Vice President of Researc
(612) 339-7438
Small Business Information at Submission:

Smart Information Flow Technologies, d/b/a SIFT
211 N 1st St. Suite 300 Minneapolis, MN -

EIN/Tax ID: 411929753
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No