NASA STTR 2020-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 20-1- T11.04-6527
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 Digital Assistants for Science and Engineering
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 Next Generation AI-Based Assisted Document Authoring, Recommendation and Understanding
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (SBC):
Docugami, Inc.
3500 South Dupont Highway
Dover DE  19901 - 6041
Phone: (425) 968-2380
RESEARCH INSTITUTION (RI):
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave
MA  02139 - 4307
Phone: 2536437

Principal Investigator (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Steve DeRose
E-mail:
sderose@acm.org
Address:
150 Lake Street S Kirkland, WA 98033 - 6460
Phone:
(301) 318-3233

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Sandy Moritz
E-mail:
smoritz@docugami.com
Address:
3500 S Dupont Hwy Dover, DE 19901 - 6041
Phone:
(425) 968-2380
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 1
End: 4
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

This proposal presents an innovation in Focus Area 23: “Digital Transformation for Aerospace”, in subarea “T11.04: Digital Assistants for Science and Engineering”.

We propose creating a set of related artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and natural language processing (NLP) technologies that operates on collections of documents, and extracts the necessary information to assist in the creation of new similar documents as well as verify the compliance of the documents that were created. We propose to do so in a domain-independent way, not being limited to a particular domain and class of document.

The innovation could be later used to create digital assistants that address many of the priority tasks already pointed out by NASA experts as being of top priority. For example, it could identify current or past work related to an idea; serve as a digital assistant that can highlight lessons learned, suggest reusable assets, highlight past solutions or suggest collaborators based on the content; or serve as a base for a digital assistant that can create one or more component or system designs from a concept of operations, a set of high-level requirements, or a performance specification.

Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

The proposal is aligned with NASA priorities on the 2020 SBIR/STTR research topics. In particular, digital assistants that:

-use engineering artifacts (e.g., requirements, design, verification) to automate traces among the artifacts and to assess completeness and consistency of traced content,

-identify current or past work related to an idea by providing a list of related documents, publications, etc.

-recommend an action in realtime to operators of a facility, vehicle, or other physical assets.

Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

Docugami aims at changing how we use and relate to documents. With that objective, the innovation proposed here is intended to be incorporated into our general-use product. Application domains that are very document-focused that would be natural use cases of this innovation. For example, law, medicine, and real state, back-end databases, check for regulatory compliance, analyze trends, etc. 

Duration: 12

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