Adapterless Information Consolidation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-11-C-A605
Agency Tracking Number: A102-098-0575
Amount: $69,750.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-098
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
3600 Green Court, Suite 600, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105
DUNS: 009485124
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Wray
 Senior Scientist
 (919) 967-5079
 wray@soartech.com
Business Contact
 Michael Lent
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (734) 327-8000
Email: contracts@soartech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Sharing data between software systems developed at different times and with different functional goals has proven notoriously difficult. Today’s disparate software systems are still largely integrated via manual development of custom “adapter” software. Adapters increase integration and lifecycle costs, sometimes cause significant delays in useful access to source data, and introduce errors. The costs of adapter-based solutions are particularly acute for today’s Army due to increased costs, deployment delays, and the resulting impacts on tactical operations and missions. An “adapterless” approach to information sharing and consolidation would mitigate the costs and provide substantial benefit to the Army. Consolidation via Ontology-Driven Extraction, Semantic Mapping, and Adaptation for Real-World Translation (CODESMART) will provide an adaptable, scalable software component that collects information from arbitrary sources and translates it into common, readily accessible forms. Actionably-accurate semantic representations of the data within an application are created by using emerging methods and tools that formally model application domains and the software applications themselves. Recent advances in machine learning and agent reasoning provide a technical foundation to extend prior model-based extraction to make it sufficiently adaptable for fieldable use.

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