GROK: Generating Reports On Knowledge

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,917.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-13-M-0033
Agency Tracking Number:
N122-136-0704
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N122-136
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
Smart Information Flow Technologies, d/b/a SIFT
211 N 1st St., Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
103477993
Principal Investigator:
David McDonald
Senior Research Scientist
(781) 718-1964
dmcdonald@sift.net
Business Contact:
Harry Funk
Vice President of Researc
(612) 339-7438
hfunk@sift.net
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
The proposed technology: GROK (Generating Reports On Knowledge) combines existing open source research tools to automatically generate reports from a dynamically changing set of documents. GROK presents the generated reports with a novel, uncluttered interface designed to save the analyst time in consuming the knowledge in the report, and finding the next piece of knowledge they need. The approach works by cataloging not only the knowledge it finds in the source documents, but how that knowledge was presented. In essence GROK augments the machine knowledge representation with a catalog of different approaches to express that knowledge. The expression catalog spans the whole corpus, allowing GROK to properly present domain specific vernacular. GROK also automatically builds up a flexible context which the analyst can intuitively manipulate to produce concise reports focused on only the information they need.

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