Multimodal Knowledge Acquisition and Management

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$97,851.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
N00014-10-M-0297
Solitcitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Number:
2010.A
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2010
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-019-0357
Solicitation Topic Code:
N10A-T019
Small Business Information
The Friedland Group, Inc.
330 SW 43rd St., Suite K #489, Renton, WA, 98057
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
825903185
Principal Investigator
 Noah Friedland
 President
 (206) 760-9487
 noah@thefriedlandgroup.com
Business Contact
 Noah Friedland
Title: President
Phone: (206) 760-9487
Email: noah@thefriedlandgroup.com
Research Institution
 University of Rochester
 Brenda Kavanaugh
 518 Hylan Building
Box 270140
Rochester, NY, 14627
 (585) 275-4031
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Related information, particularly in the real word, can come in many forms, like text, images, video, and more. Exploiting that information will require a multimodal approach. The Friedland Group, which led Project Moebius at DARPA, is joined by The University of Rochester and Prof. David Forsyth - respective leaders in knowledge acquisition from text and images, to create a new framework for mutlimodal knowledge acquisition and management (MKAM). MKAM utilizes and expands Episodic Logic (EL), a highly expressive logical representation and reasoning framework that has been successfully applied to model complex events and situations. Capturing multimodal knowledge in EL will make it integrable, inference and unification capable. It will also enable the improvement of knowledge acquisition capabilities in individual modalities by providing more context and reducing ambiguities. Our Phase I work will demonstrate the feasibility of our approach through the development of several concrete examples, utilizing data produced by existing knowledge extraction systems, to show how EL can meld knowledge from different modalities while improving acquisition from individual modalities.

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