Multi-Source Network Pulse Analyzer and Correlator (MinPAC)

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