Query Language for Analytic Product Support (Q-LAPS)

Period of Performance: 10/22/2012 - 08/22/2013

$80K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Knowledge Based Systems, Inc.
1408 University Drive East Array
College Station, TX 77840
Principal Investigator

Abstract

The tremendous amount of information available to the analyst is both an opportunity and a problem. Clearly, more information provides analysts with a better foundation for their analyses. However, as the amount of information increases, analysts are finding it more and more difficult to take advantage of the wealth of information, due to the difficulty in extracting the information that they need at the time that they need it, in order to produce actionable intelligence to assist planners and warfighters. Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. (KBSI) proposes to conduct research leading to a Query Language for Analytic Product Support (Q-LAPS) that enables analysts to effectively query unstructured and semi-structured data sets for information that is relevant and timely for generating analytic products. The proposed approach strikes a balance between the need for high quality and accurate results and ease of use and minimal training for the analyst.