Semantic Framework for Collaborative Analysis and Knowledge Exploration (CAKE)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911QX-13-C-0167
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
O2-1411
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD11-DR4
Solicitation Number:
2011.3
Small Business Information
1408 University Drive East, College Station, TX, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
555403328
Principal Investigator:
Perakath Benjamin
Senior Research Scientist
(979) 260-5274
pbenjamin@kbsi.com
Business Contact:
Donielle Mayer
Business Operations Manag
(979) 260-5274
dmayer@kbsi.com
Research Institution:
Stub




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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