AIMSMART: Adaptive, Interactive MDA Semantic Model-based Articulation of Required Technology for M&S

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-12-C-7081
Agency Tracking Number: B11B-003-0003
Amount: $99,956.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA11-T003
Solicitation Number: 2011.B
Small Business Information
7718 Wood Hollow Drive, Suite 250, Austin, TX, 78731-1601
DUNS: 883906273
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Douglas Lenat
 (512) 342-4001
Business Contact
 Mary Shepherd
Title: VP, Administration
Phone: (512) 342-4002
Research Institution
 George Mason University
 Tod S Levitt
 C4I Center, MSN: 4B5
4709 Nguyen Engineering Bldg
Fairfax, VA, 22030-
 (703) 993-2170
 Nonprofit college or university
The process of an MDA stakeholder specifying a needed modeling and simulation system has many problems: they may be ambiguous, overly specific, overly general, contradictory, etc. Symbolic knowledge-based representation and reasoning systems have matured to the point where they can ameliorate this. E.g., an extension of Cyc can help a Marines ISR-E requirements officer prepare a JCIDS CDD needs document spec"ing a complex future system. We propose an analogous application of Cyc here. Part of Phase I will involve eliciting the needed decision rules and heuristics in the MDA M & S domain, and, along the way, augmenting the system"s ontology and English lexicon. What makes this R & D is that, unlike the JCIDS task, there is less preexisting structure in this domain, so part of Phase I will involve Cycorp eliciting the knowledge from GMU (and, where there are still gaps, the two of them eliciting it from MDA) to create in effect a detailed instruction manual (which, incidentally, might be of use to the humans learning to do this task, not just to our Cyc-based automated assistant.)

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