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FolksART

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
91774
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0602
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
21st Century Systems, Incorporated
6825 Pine Street, Suite 141 Omaha, NE -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: FolksART
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0559
Award Amount: $98,995.00
 

Abstract:

Historically speaking, subjectivity was mostly considered as problematic and undesirable. Recently, the availability of the inherently subjective folksonomies has made it readily apparent that inherent subjectivity is highly desirable and that it can be accounted for and utilized by superimposing multiple structures onto data without requiring changes to the underlying data, thus addressing users' desires to organize data according to their own preferences. 21st Century systems, Incorporated is pleased to propose to research and develop our FolksART concept. This concept automates selected aspects of folksonomy-based, domain-independent contextual reasoning designed to reflect users' subjective preferences. It involves a rigorous formal notion of context and application and further development of two types of emerging Artificial Intelligence technologies: (1) Hybrid natural language processing, and (2) Natural language-based knowledge representation and reasoning. The project accounts for many types of high-level contextual reasoning, including contextual taxonomic inference and contextual classification. The approach is tested on rich user-tagged image and textual data in many different domains.

Principal Investigator:

Lucja Iwanska
Principal Scientist
4025057908
lucja.iwanska@21csi.com

Business Contact:

Stuart Aldridge
Sr VP, Chief R&D Group
4025057887
stuart@21csi.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

21ST CENTURY SYSTEMS, INC.
6825 Pine Street, Suite 141 Omaha, NE 68106

EIN/Tax ID: 133893506
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No