Vocabulary Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (V-ISR)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-11-C-A601
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4112
Amount: $776,709.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-168
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
709 South Harbor City Blvd., Suite 400, Melbourne, FL, -
DUNS: 130550262
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard Hull
 Chief Scientist
 (321) 473-1421
Business Contact
 Peter Dyson
Title: President&CEO
Phone: (321) 473-1441
Email: pdyson@modusoperandi.com
Research Institution
The Army has recognized that its intelligence analysts are being swamped by the tremendous amounts of unstructured textual data they must try to manually process. While a number of systems have been developed to automatically extract information from text, these systems have suffered from the problem of requiring analysts to manually define and maintain lists of terms and phrases. What is needed is a tool that can automatically identify new terms and categorize them (person, terrorist, location, weapon, etc.) so that analysts can focus on the job at hand. The Vocabulary – Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (V-ISR) Phase II project directly solves this problem using advanced machine learning techniques to recognize new vocabulary terms and categorize them within a semantic model called an ontology. The results of our Phase I project clearly demonstrated that new ontology terms and the contexts that denote them could be ‘harvested’ from realistic military reports in a timely manner. Modus Operandi proposes to build on this success by constructing a robust vocabulary mining capability that will be transitioned to Army programs of record including the Distributed Common Ground System – Army (DCGS-A).

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