Ghost Writer: Finding the Man behind the Pen

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-12-M-0286
Agency Tracking Number: N121-080-1156
Amount: $79,930.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N121-080
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
Language Computer Corporation
2435 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1200, Richardson, TX, -
DUNS: 127802234
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Marc Tomlinson
 Research Scientist
 (972) 231-0051
 marc@languagecomputer.com
Business Contact
 Finley Lacatusu
Title: Vice President Operations
Phone: (972) 231-0051
Email: finley@languagecomputer.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Our proposed work addresses three significant challenges faced by systems which seek to enhance analysts"awareness and understanding of the authors and groups behind online documents. First, we will develop a novel feature based on cognitive psychology that proposes to identify authors by their area of expertise. In addition we will address the problem of identifying predictive features by exploring novel clustering techniques for jointly learning the relative importance of features for predicting the author and group responsible for producing a document. We will utilize our significant experience at parsing foreign languages to develop and extend the available set of authorship identification tools into Chinese, Spanish, and Russian. Lastly, following all software products at Language Computer we will follow a tiered design in development which allows for feature extraction, processing, and classification on real-time streaming text sources.

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