Harmony: Tools for Metadata Harmonization and Mediation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-07-C-C203
Agency Tracking Number: A062-098-1162
Amount: $119,983.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-098
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
MODUS OPERANDI, INC.
122 Fourth Avenue, Indialantic, FL, 32903
DUNS: 130550262
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard Hull
 VP, Cheif Scientist
 (321) 984-3370
 rhull@modusoperandi.com
Business Contact
 Peter Dyson
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (321) 984-3370
Email: pdyson@modusoperandi.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Intelligence analysts must sift through large volumes of raw data to identify, interpret and extract actionable intelligence for the warfighter. Among the most critical data streams are those carrying voice traffic because of its potential value in understanding the threat environment. Finding critical information in this immense volume of traffic is much like listening to a chorus of 10,000 voices to hear a single word and extract its intended meaning. Modus Operandi proposes the Harmony toolset for making intelligence analysts more effective, increasing their productivity without a significant increase in workload. Harmony provides advancement and innovation in technology for data discovery, integration and understanding. Key aspects include capabilities to (1) harmonize disparate metadata models between a legacy system and a reference model by analyzing the lexical and semantic elements and (2) developing a deployable mediation model. Harmony will empower analysts with the ability to leverage semantic search and retrieval across the network centric Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) domain.

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