Ontology Driven Integration Framework (ODIF)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-11-C-7693
Agency Tracking Number: 041-1208a
Amount: $1,399,991.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-043
Solicitation Number: 2009.1
Small Business Information
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc.
1408 University Drive East, College Station, TX, -
DUNS: 555403328
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Perakath Benjamin
 Vice President
 (979) 260-5274
Business Contact
 Donielle Mayer
Title: Business Operations Manag
Phone: (979) 260-1965
Email: dmayer@kbsi.com
Research Institution
The main goal of this project is to design, develop, and demonstrate an innovative Ontology Driven Integration Framework (ODIF). We propose a hybrid approach that combines knowledge extraction techniques with ontology analysis methods to automatically extract knowledge from distributed, unstructured text sources and facilitate the integration and sharing of this knowledge for space launch and range applications. In the Phase I effort, we (i) established ODIF requirements, (ii) formulated knowledge extraction and semantic mapping methods, (iii) designed the ODIF architecture, (iii) developed, tested, and demonstrated a prototype ODIF application at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), and (iv) designed an approach for integrating ODIF into the 45thSpace Wing"s Knowledge Management Framework. The Phase II project will harden and scale up the prototype application and demonstrate its benefits on actual Range system design, testing, and requirements management activities at CCAFS. This effort will lead to immediate and significant benefits for the Space Launch enterprise.

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