Semantic Framework for Collaborative Analysis and Knowledge Exploration (CAKE)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-13-C-0167
Agency Tracking Number: O2-1411
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD11-DR4
Solicitation Number: 2011.3
Small Business Information
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc.
1408 University Drive East, College Station, TX, -
DUNS: 555403328
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Perakath Benjamin
 Senior Research Scientist
 (979) 260-5274
 pbenjamin@kbsi.com
Business Contact
 Donielle Mayer
Title: Business Operations Manag
Phone: (979) 260-5274
Email: dmayer@kbsi.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. (KBSI) proposes to design, build, and validate a semantic framework for Collaborative Analysis and Knowledge Exploration (CAKE). CAKE provides the following innovative capabilities (1) Automated ontology-driven semantic tagging of multi-source text and image data; (2) Semantic information fusion and collaborative information analysis for enhanced situational awareness; and (3) Interactive visualization to support collaborative sense making and shared situational awareness. The research addresses critical technical voids that limit the ability to exploit knowledge embedded in multi-modal data and limit the ability of end users to make sense out of tagged text and image data in a manner that supports effective decision making. Building off the successful Phase I effort, the proposed CAKE Phase II project will seek to: (i) establish focused military application requirements for collaborative sense making from tagged multi-modal data, (ii) design and validate techniques for fusing information derived from tagged text data with tagged image data, (iii) design and validate methods for collaborative sense making for enhanced situational awareness, and (iv) design, build, and demonstrate a focused military application of the CAKE technology. The proposed Phase II R & D is expected to rapidly transition the CAKE innovation to the Aberdeen Army Research Laboratory.

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