Ranger: Ontology Life Cycle Management

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-05-C-7242
Agency Tracking Number: B041-043-0492
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-043
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
122 Fourth Avenue, Indialantic, FL, 32903
DUNS: 130550262
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 C. Tod Hagan
 Senior Systems Engineer
 (321) 984-3370
Business Contact
 Peter Dyson
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (321) 984-3370
Email: pdyson@modusoperandi.com
Research Institution
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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