Author and Group Insight through Linguistic Expression (AGILE)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$499,995.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-13-C-0237
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N121-080-0306
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N121-080
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
1235 South Clark Street, Suite 400, Arlington, VA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
036593457
Principal Investigator:
JenniferCarlson
Senior Engineer
(703) 414-5010
jennifer.carlson@dac.us
Business Contact:
DanaHo
Contracts Manager
(703) 414-5016
dana.ho@dac.us
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
A document can express a wealth of information about its author, including potential groups they might sympathize with to the opinions or emotions they convey. This effort advances authorship analysis into deeper inference and understanding about who the author is. Demographic attributes such as gender are predicted, and the range of emotions expressed in their writing are automatically identified and incorporated into their profile. Our capabilities will detect vulnerabilities to the authorship analysis system, including attempts to deceive authorship identification. The AGILE system will produce a multi-faceted portrait of the individual. A visual analysis tool will display results and will integrate information about groups of similar authors. Our authorship analysis will be extended into multiple languages, beginning with Arabic. Despite being one of the world"s most widely spoken languages, sentiment and semantic analysis of Arabic text is a largely underexplored area of research. This software will evolve capabilities for inference on Arabic text. DAC"s authorship analysis efforts will lead to a full-scale portrait of an author, including multi-lingual text analysis and visual tools to help users quickly navigate through a versatile and complex analysis of the author"s identity.

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