Expert Intelligent Match of Requirements and Solutions

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,987.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8750-05-C-0053
Award Id:
67525
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-087-1023
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
11675 Jollyville Road, Suite 300, Austin, TX, 78759
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
158034665
Principal Investigator:
PauladeWitte
Director, New Business De
(512) 342-0010
pdewitte@21technologies.com
Business Contact:
DarrinTaylor
Vice President
(512) 342-0010
dtaylorz@21technologies.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
ExPERT is an intelligent search engine that unifies neurosymbolic computing with advanced natural language processing techniques derived from ontological semantics. The primary operational goal for ExPERT is for use in determing whether a proposed solution matches identified Air Force needs in order to amplify the effectiveness of an analyst and maximize his time. However, ExPERT can be used to increase effectiveness in any environment where there is a vast corpus of information that needs to be analyzed quickly. ExPERT performs an intelligent search using a free text query to find results based on similarity of meaning with the natural language content of documents to be searched. To achieve this search, ExPERT maintains a knowledge base enhanced with learning (inductive) algorithms that enable an intelligent search. This knowledge base is contained within an ontology designed with a novel structure that permits greater freedom for detecting inference chains and performing induction, each of which greatly enhance the accuracy of the search. The initial prototype for ExPERT achieved 78 percent accuracy in results with a search time of a few seconds. ExPERT is designed to interface with the Information Operations Technical Repository (IOTR), but has numerous application outside that scope as well.

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