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Web-Scale Search-based Data Extraction and Integration: Geospatial Database Generation Agents-- Phase II

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9132V-08-C-0032
Agency Tracking Number: A072-124-0773
Amount: $723,109.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A07-124
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2007
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2008-09-22
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-09-22
Small Business Information
60 Hazelwood Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
United States
DUNS: 800410073
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Govind Kabra
 Senior Research Scientist
 (217) 864-8378
 govind.kabra@gmail.com
Business Contact
 Kevin Chang
Title: President
Phone: (217) 864-8378
Email: kevinccchang@gmail.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

This proposal addresses topic A07-124 ``Geospatial Database Generation Agents'' aiming at developing the technology to populate the geometry and attribution of geospatial databases with information mined from open source text, tables, and non-spatial databases on the Web. As our solution, we propose to build the GeoEngine, a ``vertical-search'' system for finding and ranking information about geospatial features from both the ``surface'' and the ``deep'' Web, by extracting textual properties and patterns that identify geospatial objects and their attributes, indexing their occurrences, and integrating such occurrences over numerous Web pages, in order to search for pertinent information. We will build an end-to-end geospatial database generation agent system for assisting users and analysts to gather geospatial information from the open Web.

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