AN AUTOMATED INJURY CODING PROGRAM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$281,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
6884
Agency Tracking Number:
6884
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
201 San Antonio Cir #286, Mountain View, CA, 94040
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Richard M Tong
Staff Scientist
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
WITHIN THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT NEED TO PROVIDE ACCIDENT INVESTIGATORS WITH ADVANCED COMPUTER BASED TOOLS THAT CAN ASSIST IN THE ANALYSIS OF ACCIDENT DATA. IN PARTICULAR, AN "EXPERT SYSTEM" THAT COULD INTERPRET THE VARIOUS SOURCES OF ACCIDENT DATA AND AUTOMATICALLY CODE THESE IN ACCORDANCE WITH VARIOUS INJURY CODING SCHEMES, WOULD BE OF SIGNIFICANT VALUE. SUCH A SYSTEM COULD HELP INCREASE THE PRODUCTIVITY OF ACCIDENT INVESTIGATORS BOTH IN THE INITIAL DATA GATHERINGPHASE AND ALSO IN THE DATA REVIEW PHASE OF THE INVESTIGATION. SUCH A SYSTEM COULD ALSO PROVIDE A FRAMEWORKIN WHICH NEW AND IMPROVED CODES COULD BE DESIGNED AND DEVELOPED. FURTHERMORE, AN EXPERT SYSTEM THAT ENCODES EXTENSIVE SPECIALIZED INJURY CODING KNOWLEDGE MIGHT BE THE BASIS OF A SYSTEM FOR TRAINING NOVICE INVESTIGATORS. THE ADS APPROACH TO THIS PROBLEM IS TO MAKE USE OF ITS EXPERTISEWITH SYSTEMS DEVELOPED FOR TEXT RETRIEVAL AND INTERPRETATION APPLICATIONS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AND THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY AND WHICH EMPLOY A MIX OF EXPERT SYSTEM AND NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES.

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