Employing Data Mining to Create an Improved Information Intelligence System

Period of Performance: 05/01/2002 - 05/01/2004

$730K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Stottler Henke Associates
1650 South Amphlett Boulevard, Suite 300
San Mateo, CA 94402
Principal Investigator

Abstract

We propose an eclectic integrated text/data mining system (FlexiMiner) that is targeted specifically at assisting program managers, laboratory and center directors, etc. in making decisions that increase the probability that the Army's strategic technology requirements will be met in a timely fashion. FlexiMiner moves beyond the analysis of bibliographic databases and to the mining of the copious free text documents available in the form of things such as strategic planning documents, project design specifications, technical reports, and the wide breadth of timely technical information on the Web (e.g., technical reports, article preprints, workshop announcements and university research project homepages). In this way, FlexiMiner can compliment the forms of analysis made possible by bibliometrics tools such as the Technology Opportunities Analysis System. Further, FlexiMiner will enable users to construct analytic models that enable, for instance, the evaluation of potential actions (e.g., organizing a workshop, funding a particular investigator) with regard to the effect on the overall level of progress and/or maturity of desired technology. In this Phase II we will build on the strong foundation established in Phase I to construct and deliver a fully operational information intelligence software system and proceed toward successful commercialization.