Natural Language Processing and Prioritization for Contextual Symbolic Rendering

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: D11PC20256
Agency Tracking Number: DHS SBIR-2011.2-H-SB011.2-006-0027-I
Amount: $98,804.10
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB011.2-006
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Digital Sandbox Inc.
8260 Greensboro Drive, Suite 450, McLean, VA, 22102-4901
DUNS: 71178235
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Sherman
 msherman@dsbox.com
Business Contact
 Greg Sloan
Email: gsloan@dsbox.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
With the desire to be prepared for possible threat scenarios, DHS has access to data, but it can be disparate with a mix of structured and unstructured data in very large quantities. Information from a variety of sources needs to be ingested and processed in order to determine the "what, when, where, and how bad", then presented geospatially for monitoring and analysis purposes. Constructing and maintaining a single representation of an incident ("object") which is updated over time as the details of the situation change is essential, along with the ability to prioritize the incidents being displayed to focus attention. To address these challenges, Digital Sandbox will conduct research and demonstrate software prototypes focused on the analysis, prioritization, and presentation of contextual symbolic information. The resulting capability will improve operational situational awareness at a fraction of the cost and time possible with existing technology and approaches, especially for organizations tasked with public safety operations and intelligence analysis.

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