CONtext-Aware Representation of Knowledge (CON-ARK)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-11-C-H201
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4290
Amount: $730,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-093
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
1235 South Clark Street, Suite 400, Arlington, VA, -
DUNS: 036593457
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Peter David
 Senior Engineer
 (703) 414-5009
Business Contact
 Kelly McClelland
Title: VP of Admin
Phone: (703) 414-5024
Research Institution
Current information retrieval methods provide an illusion of thorough data exploitation but in reality only consider a fraction of the data that is relevant to the Warfighter"s task. The fundamental reasons for this limitation are existing tools"inability to model the meaning of available data as well as their inability to understand the Warfighter"s true Information Requirements. Current information retrieval methods only retrieve what is specifically requested and provide no way to automatically bridge the gap between a Warfighter"s question and a data source"s index and content. The key innovation developed under this Phase II effort will seamlessly model all available information regardless of source (text, imagery, or video) using semantic processing to retrieve information based on the Warfighter"s Information Requirements. Through this CONtext Aware Representation of Knowledge (CON-ARK) effort the Warfighter is always guaranteed to have the right information at the right time. This is accomplished by building and exploiting a semantic model of unstructured data (text, imagery, and video) to automatically match it to the Warfighter"s needs. CON-ARK will have immediate operational impact as we have the ability to spiral functionality into DCGS, Army G2 LandISRNet, USAIC, and the FBI throughout the Phase II effort.

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