Harmony: Tools for Metadata Harmonization and Mediation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,999.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W15P7T-08-C-E401
Award Id:
77467
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-098-1162
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
122 Fourth Avenue, Indialantic, FL, 32903
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
130550262
Principal Investigator:
RichardHull
Chief Scientist
(321) 984-3370
rhull@modusoperandi.com
Business Contact:
PeterDyson
President / CEO
(321) 984-3370
pdyson@modusoperandi.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Making data visible, accessible and understandable are cornerstones of the DoD's Net-Centric Data Strategy. The creation of duplicative data and redundant capabilities often results from consumers' inability to locate and understand data assets that meet their needs. Without semantic alignment of the Common Cryptologic Data Model, the DCGS-A Metadata Catalog and POR descriptive metadata, information discovery and exploitation will not be fully realized by Defense and Intelligence Communities of Interest (COIs). Semantic metadata harmonization at design time and mediation at runtime can provide significant improvements to current approaches to arguably the most difficult net-centric objectives: visibility and understandability. Modus Operandi proposes Harmony, an innovative tool to harmonize disparate metadata models (ontologies) through analysis of the lexical and semantic elements of each metadata model. Harmony will solve the visibility and understandability challenges and will empower analysts with the ability to leverage semantic discovery, search and retrieval across the net-centric Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) domain. The overall result will be to improve production, analysis and dissemination of ISR products.

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