Multi-Source Network Pulse Analyzer and Correlator (MinPAC)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,990.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QX-11-C-0061
Agency Tracking Number:
O102-L01-2315
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD10-L01
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc.
1408 University Drive East, College Station, TX, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
555403328
Principal Investigator:
Timothy Darr
Senior Research Scientist
(979) 260-5274
tdarr@kbsi.com
Business Contact:
Donielle Mayer
Business Operations Manager
(979) 260-5274
dmayer@kbsi.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. (KBSI) proposes to develop, build and validate a Multi-Source Network Pulse Analyzer and Correlator (MiNPAC) that is capable of: (a) sensing emerging themes, trends and patterns of beliefs, sentiments, rhetoric, etc., from multi-source data covering large social networks, and (b) correlating it with structural and behavioral dynamics within the same or related social networks. The key innovations are: (i) knowledge engineering methods to create a state spaced characterization based upon an array of demographic, behavioral, psycho-social and organizational indicators, (ii) research and development of a network pulse monitor that discovers themes and topics, and characterizes the sentiments of the community with relation to the discovered topics & themes, (iii) research and development of a methods to efficient extract social network dynamics, (iv) A formal framework for studying and reasoning with network behavior that is applicable for any social network, and (v) Multi-Source Network Pulse Analyzer and Correlator (MiNPAC) prototype that integrates these approaches, and (vi) Empirical validation of these approaches based upon historical case studies.

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