Semantic Framework for Collaborative Analysis and Knowledge Exploration (CAKE)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-12-C-0043
Agency Tracking Number: O113-DR4-2115
Amount: $149,984.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD11-DR4
Solicitation Number: 2011.3
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
 Senior Research Scientist
 (979) 260-5274
Business Contact
 Donielle Mayer
Title: Business Operations Manager
Phone: (979) 260-5274
Research Institution
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. (KBSI) proposes to design and demonstrate a semantic framework for Collaborative Analysis and Knowledge Exploration (CAKE). CAKE will provide the following innovative capabilities (1) Automation support for semantic tagging from multi-source text, image, and geospatial data; (2) Ontology-driven approach for semantic tagging and knowledge integration from text and image-derived tags; (3) Automation support for semantic knowledge discovery using sense making strategies, (4) Interactive visualization to support collaborative sense making and shared situational awareness . The research addresses critical technical voids that (a) limit the ability to exploit knowledge embedded in multi-modal data and (b) limit the ability of end users to make sense out of tagged text and image data in a manner that supports effective decision making. The Phase I effort will (i) establish requirements for collaborative sense making from tagged multi-modal data, (ii) formulate techniques for fusing tagged text data with tagged image data, (iii) design a method for collaborative sense making for enhanced situational awareness, and (iv) design and demonstrate CAKE technology. Phase II will build a focused military application of the innovation and rapidly transition the technology for large scale use.

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