CERTAIN: Certainty Enrichment via Relational and Temporal Analytical Indexing of Networks

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$149,886.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QX-13-C-0030
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
D123-002-0027
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB123-002
Solicitation Number:
2012.3
Small Business Information
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400, Woburn, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
967259946
Principal Investigator:
Georgiy Levchuk
Simulation&Optimization Engineer
(781) 496-2467
georgiy@aptima.com
Business Contact:
Thomas McKenna
Chief Financial Officer
(781) 496-2467
mckenna@aptima.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Efficient and accurate indexing is fundamental to the Big Data enterprise, but traditional indexing techniques are often foiled by noise and missing information. Aptima proposes CERTAIN (Certainty Enrichment via Relational and Temporal Analytical Indexing of Networks), a solution that advances several areas of large dataset indexing and applies them to the domain of cyber analysis. We will develop an enhanced indexing approach that will retrieve data that traditional indexers would miss. Our enriched indexing approach will rely on inference algorithms that extract high level features in temporal and relational datasets. In the temporal domain, we will detect patterns of temporal behavior by learning categories of records that share qualitatively similar characteristics. In the relational domain, we will detect subnetwork primitives that highlight regions of a dataset that share similar properties. We will demonstrate how inference-enriched indexing improves the retrieval of relevant data by intelligently managing noisy datasets. Our research and development effort will focus on a cyber dataset, but our approach will extend to other data sources that have temporal or relational components.

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