Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-12-C-0097
Agency Tracking Number: N102-176-0106
Amount: $748,558.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N102-176
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
Modus Operandi, Inc.
709 South Harbor City Blvd., Suite 400, Melbourne, FL, -
DUNS: 130550262
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kent Bimson
 (321) 473-1446
Business Contact
 Peter Dyson
Title: President&CEO
Phone: (321) 473-1444
Email: pdyson@modusoperandi.com
Research Institution
Navy operators are being inundated with intelligence information, especially text. Better methods and tools are needed to help them identify the mission-relevant"needles"within these information"haystacks."Researchers have made progress using ontologiesrepresented as RDF triplesto guide text extraction algorithms and as a reference model for transforming extracted information into RDF triples. One of the obstacles to success, however, has been identifying and eliminating redundant statements in the knowledge base. Our goal in this Phase II Project is to develop a methodology and architecture, designed in Phase I, for preventing the assertion of redundant RDF statements to knowledge bases based on comparing the lexical semantics of RDF statements with the lexical semantics of text statements and preventing redundant assertions to the knowledge base, based on synonymy. We call this the Lexical Bridge, whose concept of operations can be simplified to three steps: (1) Find mission-relevant information in text, based on ontology semantics; (2) Format the extracted information and RDF triples as lexicalized natural language"words"; and (3) Filter statements by comparing lexicalized triples to lexicalized text, preventing redundant RDF triples from being asserted to the knowledge base, or the RDF Redundancy Find, Format, and Filter process (RDF-F3).

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