AIMSMART: Adaptive, Interactive MDA Semantic Model-based Articulation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-13-C-7701
Agency Tracking Number: B2-1908
Amount: $999,995.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA11-T003
Solicitation Number: 2011.B
Small Business Information
Cycorp, Inc.
7718 Wood Hollow Drive, Suite 250, Austin, TX, 78731-1601
DUNS: 883906273
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Douglas Lenat
 President / Principal Investigator
 (512) 342-4001
 doug@cyc.com
Business Contact
 Mary Shepherd
Title: Senior V.P. / FSO
Phone: (512) 342-4002
Email: mary@cyc.com
Research Institution
 George Mason University
 Amy Speed
 Office of Sponsored Programs
4400 University Drive, MSN 4C6
Fairfax, VA, 22030-
 (703) 993-2982
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
We will develop automatic ontology-aligning software, leveraging the enormous existing Cyc AI system to drive the formulation and ranking (pro/con argumentation) of hypotheses about term-term relationships, especially where the relationship is not simple 1-to-1 correspondence. Multiple Cyc micro-theories (contexts) will be created, to hold incommensurate alternative mappings, and logical consequences within each will be checked for internal inconsistency with each other and scored for their accuracy of external predictions about data not yet integrated. Secondly, we will develop a suite of semi-automatic software power tools to help MDA users control, review/navigate, and correct the output of that automatic aligner. Each part (the automatic aligner and the alignment manager toolkit) will be built by augmenting Cyc's existing knowledge base, ontology, inference engine, and UI's, using MDA sources and MDA ground test planning tasks to drive the development and testing. GMU will spearhead liaising with MDA experts, and Cycorp will spearhead the Cyc extensions.

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