SMACK: SMART MANUAL CONVERSION KIT

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 12603
Amount: $55,553.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1370 Piccard Dr, Rockville, MD, 20850
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Jacqueline Haynes
 (301) 990-2407
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE PURPOSE OF THE PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP AN ARCHITECTURE AND PROTOTYPE FOR A COMPUTER-BASED TOOL THAT WILL AUTOMATE THE CONVERSION OF PAPER DOCUMENTS (TECHNICAL MANUALS, INCLUDING BOTH TEXT AND GRAPHICS) INTO A FORMAT THAT IS SUITABLE FOR INTERACTIVE ELECTRONIC DISPLAY. OUR PROPOSED FORMAT WILL ALSO INCLUDE A SET OF TOOLS THAT WILL AUTOMATICALLY OPTIMIZE THE ELECTRONIC PRESENTATION OF THE TECHNICAL MANUALS FOR THE INDIVIDUAL READER OF THE DOCUMENT. THE PROPOSED SYSTEM, WHICH WE CALL SMACK (SMART MANUAL CONVERSION KIT) WILL INCLUDE INTELLIGENT SCANNING CAPABILITIES, SEVERAL TEMPLATES FOR AN INTELLIGENT DECOMPOSITION OF TECHNICAL DOCUMENTS INTO A FRAME-BASED PRESENTATION APPROPRIATE FOR THE SPECIFIC TEXT, AND AN INTELLIGENT TUTORING COMPONENT, WHICH WILL INCLUDE SEVERAL PRESENTATION FORMATS THAT CAN BE SELECTED AND MODIFIED TO OPTIMIZE THE PRESENTATION OF A GIVEN DOCUMENT TO A GIVEN READER. THE PROPOSED SYSTEM WOULD BE DEVELOPED INCREMENTALLY, WITH INCREASINGLY LESS HUMAN INTERVENTION REQUIRED IN THE PROCESS. CAREFUL CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO INTEGRATION OF SMACK WITH THE RELEVANT COMPONENTS OF DOD'S CALS PROGRAM.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government