Ranger: Ontology Life Cycle Management

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
HQ0006-05-C-7242
Agency Tracking Number:
B041-043-0492
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
MODUS OPERANDI, INC.
122 Fourth Avenue, Indialantic, FL, 32903
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
130550262
Principal Investigator:
C. Hagan
Senior Systems Engineer
(321) 984-3370
thagan@modusoperandi.com
Business Contact:
Peter Dyson
President & CEO
(321) 984-3370
pdyson@modusoperandi.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Ranger Phase II SBIR proposes an innovative approach to Ontology Life Cycle Management (OLCM) in order to meet critical needs of both government and commercial organizations. The 45 SW is investing significant resources in the use of ontologies to capture knowledge and unify information in their Knowledge Management Framework (KMF). This effort will produce an OLCM methodology supported by automated tools to reduce ontology development effort and lower life cycle support costs for the KMF. Ranger tools will support the full OLCM life cycle, providing novice users with assistance and boosting the productivity of experienced modelers. The fundamental innovation is the Ontology Life Cycle Management Methodology. Rather than offer advanced ontology capabilities that only expert modelers can appreciate, instead we will link them into a cohesive whole that is accessible to novices as well. The OLCM methodology is the key to this accessibility. The advanced features include the following innovative automated capabilities: Unification of Access to Structured Data and Documents via a Single Model, Ontology Generation from Text, Multiple Ontology Harmonization, and Ontology Metadata Capture and Access.

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