SBIR Phase II: Software to Aggregate, Correlate, Analyze and Trend data for Knowledge Management in Decision Making

Period of Performance: 01/01/2009 - 12/31/2009

$500K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Chatterspike, Inc.
1167 Ivy ln
indianapolis, IN 46220
Principal Investigator

Abstract

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project addresses the challenges for entities seeking to derive reliable and actionable information from enormous quantities of online ""chatter"" (online content from a variety of sources such as blogs, industry-focused sites, and media-generated material). Phase II will focus on technical objectives that will enhance the quality and reliability of the information produced by the ChatterSpike concept researched in Phase I. These objectives fall into three categories: data cleansing, context analysis, and basic commercial readiness. Their achievement will require the design, development and implementation of novel, niche-focused algorithms that will enable the mining and evaluation of thousands of online sources and the production of data with quantifiable quality metrics relating to authority, reliability, influence, and sentiment. The resulting product will algorithmically determine and quantitatively measure and evaluate these parameters in real time as it mines online sources for data, validating its conclusions and re-validating them every time it performs a retrieval operation. By