Expert Intelligent Match of Requirements and Solutions

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,995.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8750-04-C-0167
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:
838828960
Principal Investigator:
PaulaDewitte
Director, New Business Development
(512) 342-0010
pdewitte@21technologies.com
Business Contact:
DarrinTaylor
Vice President
(512) 342-0010
dtaylorz@21technologies.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Ex-PERT, proposed under this SBIR, will aid a human decision maker in filtering contractor proposed solutions that match requirements, reducing the time to select an appropriate solution and hence, reducing the overall system development cycle-time. The work effort will 1) develop a capability to match textual descriptions of requirements to relevant textual descriptions of contractor proposed solutions to achieve improved efficiency in the system development life-cycle and 2) implement that capability in the Ex-PERT tool. The innovations include 1) a functional grammar and ontological lexicon based on the sublanguage of the Requirements, 2) an ontology of the notion of an appropriate solution, 3) an ontology of the application domain, and 4) a functional grammar and ontological lexicon based on the sublanguage of the contractor-proposed Solutions which differs from that of the Requirements. The application domain for demonstrating Ex-PERT will be the intrusion detection area. Phase I will develop the prototype based on proven computational linguistics technology in several complex areas including 1) text extraction for both the Requirements and proposed Solutions; 2) knowledge representation techniques and ontological representations for representing the Requirements text in a normalized form as well as the notion of a good solution; and 3) inference methods to determine the suitability of the matches between Requirements and Solutions. Ex-PERT will produce a score for matching of the Requirements and Solutions based on metrics of the solutions to provide a scale for comparing possible solutions.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government