ONSITE: Open Source Information Tactical Exploitation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W31P4Q-09-C-0437
Solitcitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award Year:
2009
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0501
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB082-026
Small Business Information
Modus Operandi, Inc.
122 Fourth Avenue, Indialantic, FL, 32903
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
130550262
Principal Investigator
 Richard Hull
 Chief 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
Modus Operandi proposes the development of ONSITE, a set of scalable and accurate algorithms for extracting semantic relations from open source information. This algorithm and process supports warfighter tactical operations by providing near real-time situational awareness. Warfighters performing missions involving the hostage rescue, insurgent extraction and targeting may only have minutes to assess a tactical situation and then to act. Today, a large amount of intelligence is unavailable because it resides in the form of natural language texts (news stories, blogs, press releases and other unstructured data). Current approaches, coupled with appropriate extraction algorithms and applied to textual data, can greatly increase the warfighter’s understanding of his operating environment if those approaches can be made faster and more accurate. We propose to adapt state of the art algorithms in rote extraction to work within a robust, distributed computing framework. We also plan to extend a pattern discovery methodology to identify more specific relation contexts. These innovative capabilities will significantly improve the warfighter’s access to timely and accurate information necessary for tactical operations.

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