Natural Language Processing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$749,909.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W81XWH-07-C-0077
Award Id:
83015
Agency Tracking Number:
O063-H09-3116
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
9500 Innovation Drive, Manassas, VA, 20110
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
945837219
Principal Investigator:
Gary Sikora
Principal Investigator
(703) 368-6107
gsikora@progeny.net
Business Contact:
Christine Sigety
Manager of Business Suppo
(703) 368-6107
csigety@progeny.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The effort proposed uses Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Knowledge Base technologies to address Data Entry Automation, E&M coding for billing, and Syndromic Surveillance use cases within the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) field. The approach is to leverage Language and Computing's TeSSI NLP products and Carnegie Mellon University's Scone symbolic knowledgebase technology. The transition plan is two fold. First, the goal is to improve the free text data entry user interface and calculate E&M codes from clinical documentation within AHLTA system by adapting and integrating TeSSI. Second, the plan is to adapt and integrate Scone to TeSSI and other medical, geographical, nation, transportation and news feeds to provide outbreak recognition capability to existing syndromic surveillance systems such as DoD ESSENCE and CDC Biosense. An Open Architecture will be applied to enable affordable technology insertion cycles by standardizing the interface between the NLP and KB, and subcomponents. This also allows multiple components to support different parts of the problem. For example, one NLP can be used for E&M coding for billing use case, and another for syndromic surveillance use case.

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