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A Tool for Building Semantically Interoperable Specification and Standards

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Contract: 70NANB15H297
Agency Tracking Number: 047.01.02-2015
Amount: $99,743.12
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code:
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-10-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-03-31
Small Business Information
21 Bennetts Road, Suite 100, Suffolk, NY, 11733
DUNS: 031505071
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David   Winchell
 (631) 371-8117
Business Contact
 Daria Wesnofske
Phone: (631) 371-8102
Research Institution
Standards and specifications are widely used in government and industry to define requirements for products and processes and insure interoperability, safety, and quality of industrial and domestic products. Specifications and standards documents almost always cross-reference other standards and specification. Taken together, the web of interdependent standards forms an immensely important knowledge base. However, this knowledge is not structured in a way the enables potential enhancements. In order to develop a structured, model-based view of the web of standards, XSB will extend the NIST Ontological Visualization Interface for Standards (NOVIS) system to work with an existing knowledge base and existing test extraction and classification technology, and with existing requirements management tools. XSB will investigate the feasibility of combining these into an application that helps users create structured models for new and existing specifications that use a consistent ontology.

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