SBIR 95-1 SOLICITATION
CASE AND SEMANTIC MODEL BASED INTELLIGENT SEARCH ENGINE FOR AUTOMATED INFORMATION PROCESSING
This proposal presents the concept of a Case and Semantic Model Based
Intelligent Search Engine (CASISE) to facilitate the ability of users to
automatically capture, manipulate, and explore data from distributed data sets
organized using diverse formats. Automating the capturing of data is only the
first step; techniques for expediting users' ability to assimilate
the data for their specific needs are also needed. Analysis of real-world data
is problematic because doing so usually requires examining many dimensions to
detect and investigate patterns not readily revealed by traditional methods.
Although significant strides have been made in data management tools, most of
the effort focuses on 2-D tabular data and is based on arcane languages, such
as SQL, that require knowledge of the data structure. CASISE integrates case-
based reasoning, semantic modeling, and supervised learning into a user-
oriented tool that allows data management utilizing meaning independent of the
underlying dataset structure. This approach is innovative because it modifies
the case-based approach to identify data similarities through context-dependent
rather than context-free mechanisms. In addition to its primary focus as a
search engine, CASISE can be used for data discovery and developing and
maintaining data and knowledge bases.
Potential Commercial Applications:
This research has wide applicability to complex, multi-dimensional data
applications employed by government and commercial users. These include
accident investigation to determine contributing factors and similarities to
previous accidents, cost-benefit analysis by hospitals and health maintenance
organizations, forecasting the volume of claims and costs of medical coverage,
predicting stock and overall market fluctuations, etc.
Name and Address of Offeror:
Universal Technical Resource Services, Inc.
2 Voorhees Corporate Park
701 Cooper Road, Suite 12
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) &
Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR) Programs
Electronic Management System (EMS)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
The SBIR/STTR EMS site is maintained by Steve
Hu, Hughes STX.
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Updated: Feb. 7, 1996