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Automatic Concept Maps :asA and :inA Dynamic Wiki

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Department of Defense
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2014 / SBIR
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Commonwealth Computer Research, Inc.
1422 Sachem Pl., Unit #1 Charlottesville, VA 22901-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2014
Title: Automatic Concept Maps :asA and :inA Dynamic Wiki
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-14-P-1082
Award Amount: $79,997.00


Representing knowledge in a triple store is trivial, yet querying and visualizing the resulting knowledge is difficult and inefficient when the number of triples is large. Needing to understand the data models from each of the contributing processes and how these data models overlap or interact further complicates this problem. Visualization tools for knowledge stored in the Resource Description Framework (RDF) tend to simply enable visualization of the data via a graph. While this does show the available data in a relatively intuitive manner, it simply does not scale. We will automatically identify intelligible, useful concepts that show how entities relate and expose undeclared relationships in the knowledge base. We will develop tools and techniques for concept generation to augment class/concept structures available from ontologies describing the knowledge store. We address the main problem in two steps: (1) feature selection, (2) analytics and visualization. This proposal describes our proposed methodology for extracting features of entities described in an RDF knowledge base, and the application of these features to automatic concept map generation. We propose to develop a scalable manifold learning algorithm for concept extraction that will also enable a broader application of machine learning algorithms to RDF data at scale.

Principal Investigator:

Kevin Corby
Software Architect
(434) 284-9406

Business Contact:

James Conklin
Director of Operations
(434) 214-4415
Small Business Information at Submission:

Commonwealth Computer Research, Inc.
1422 Sachem Pl., Unit #1 Charlottesville, VA 22901

EIN/Tax ID: 541513568
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No