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Automatically Guiding Interviews By Commonsense Abductive Principles

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
87035
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-116-2499
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AETION TECHNOLOGIES LLC
1275 Kinnear Road Columbus, OH 43212 1155
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Automatically Guiding Interviews By Commonsense Abductive Principles
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-08-C-M007
Award Amount: $69,623.00
 

Abstract:

Significant challenges exist related to smartly interviewing multiple people to assess eyewitness accounts and judge how truthful a source is. Aetion proposes applying a powerful form of inference called abduction to help intelligently interview multiple people and compare their corresponding answers to judge the reliability of a source. Abductive inference, or "inference to best explanation," has been intensely researched over the past twenty years. Aetion has successfully applied this approach to complex, real-world problems. Because abduction allows a high degree of abstraction, incongruous data is easily fused and intelligently analyzed. An abduction machine (software implementing an abductive inference approach) has the ability to assess the the truthfulness of a source, find potential relationships among sources, determine what statements need to be verified, and provide display support for the user.

Principal Investigator:

John Josephson
President
6143401835
john.josephson@aetion.com

Business Contact:

John Josephson
President
6143401835
john.josephson@aetion.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AETION TECHNOLOGIES LLC
1275 Kinnear Road Columbus, OH 43212

EIN/Tax ID: 311697503
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No