Concept Maps from RDF (Resource Description Framework)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-14-P-1081
Agency Tracking Number: N132-128-0853
Amount: $79,989.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N132-128
Solicitation Number: 2013.2
Small Business Information
VIStology, Inc
5 Mountainview Drive, Framingham, MA, 01701-
DUNS: 048474568
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jakub Moskal
 Research Scientist
 (508) 788-5088
 jmoskal@vistology.com
Business Contact
 Mitch Kokar
Title: President
Phone: (508) 277-0242
Email: mkokar@vistology.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Development of intelligence products, especially when HUMINT and OSINT are involved, requires sifting through enormous amounts of (mainly unstructured) information. Although SMATs are a great way of achieving progress, most of the SMATs that have been evaluated by the Social Science Board (SSB) thus far have initially fallen in the"poor"and"weak"categories. Thus it is clear that tools that support the development and especially the use of SMATs are needed. VIStology will develop a tool that will take in information represented in RDF and produce visual output that is meaningful to the analyst, called concept map. The problem to be addressed in this research is the transformation of RDF to concept maps so that the resulting concept map is relevant to a specific analyst"s question, includes the appropriate context, and is presented in a more abstract form than the original RDF so that it is easy to comprehend.

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