Exploiting Essential Elements of Information from Significant Activity Reports (SIGACTS) for Forensic Analysis

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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Phase II
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Intuidex, Inc.
1892 Mill Run Court, Hellertown, PA, -
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William Pottenger
(484) 851-3423
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William Pottenger
(484) 851-3423
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Intuidex proposes to design, develop, engineer, evaluate and integrate a unified data preprocessing product named IxDataPlow. In addition, Intuidex proposes to perform advanced algorithm research on data sets relevant to GMTI analysts. The IxDataPlow product will integrate Intuidex developed and proven technologies into a single software system that is easily configurable, can handle multiple data types and schemata, and is able to be loosely-coupled with existing operational workflow systems to ease and speed integration. IxDataPlow will provide significant knowledge engineering assistance to analysts working with large amounts of unstructured, narrative text by leveraging tested entity extraction and classification technologies to identify actionable information in the data while supporting semi-automated data cleansing processes. IxDataPlow will assist analysts in rapidly generating more extensive, complete, and cleaner data for analysis using currently available data sources. Modular in design to scale to a number of data formats and systems, by the completion of Phase II, IxDataPlow will support input of significant activity (SIGACT) and other textual data sources and provide this enhanced data in a format for fusion into the GMTI MOVINT analysis client. This project will conclude with GMTI analysts and other staff evaluating the deployed system as integrated into their everyday workflows. BENEFIT: Intuidex anticipates that the development of IxDataPlow will result in several primary benefits. First, analysts will be provided with cleaner, more complete, and more structured, actionable information from their underutilized textual data with significantly lower knowledge engineering cost than other products on the market. Second, the loosely-coupled and modular design will allow for simplified deployment, integration and future enhancement of IxDataPlow with existing systems. Third, by integrating entity extraction and classification into the data preprocessing workflow, analysts are able to offload much of the mundane"grunt work"in data preparation for analysis, allowing them to focus on the analysis itself. Fourth, Intuidex proposes to simultaneously continue investigating the applicability of additional related technologies on classified and unclassified data sources, through the IxDataPlow framework. IxDataPlow will be the primary commercial application resulting from the Phase II work, and Intuidex will deploy the framework in a number of markets including military, intelligence and law enforcement. In addition to the MOVINT client, Intuidex will also market IxDataPlow integrated with other visualization frameworks currently under development in collaboration with partner companies.

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