Automatic Feature Evaluator (AFE)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68786-02-C-7022
Agency Tracking Number: N02-111-07
Amount: $68,757.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Kab Laboratories, Inc.
3116 Mercer Lane, San Diego, CA, 92122
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Clifford Comisky
 Senior Scientist
 (619) 224-8489
 comisky@nosc.mil
Business Contact
 John Konotchick
Title: President
Phone: (858) 455-5361
Email: jkono@kablab.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"This proposal attacks the Navy clustering problem by first dividing the reported features into two classes: primary features (those intended to be useful) and secondary features (those unintentionally useful). Subject matter experts will then explain howthey have used the secondary features to form initial clusters of primary features. An expert system based upon the human experts will be developed and iteratively combined with statistics such as a modified Bayesian statistic to estimate the number ofclusters, eigenvectors to estimate the number of dimensions, and a modified F-ratio to estimate the strength of each feature. The result will be an estimate of which features to use and how to use them for the new class, and will provide an initial set ofclusters. This development would have very broad applicability to commercial systems that need to operate in real time based upon inputs that are varied in type and quality."

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