Hybrid Framework for Information Visualization Enablers (HI-FIVE)

HI-FIVE is a novel model-based, “no-programming required” approach to information visualization. The tool provides an extendible framework for rapidly developing, configuring, and managing data displays, enabling you to better understand “system of systems” data.

An important challenge for any enterprise, particularly one as large as the Department of Defense, is making the most of your data: how to achieve true enterprise information integration in a manner that enables access to data from multiple, often divergent domains. In meeting this challenge, the DoD is integrating new and legacy systems into federated “systems of systems.” Such an approach necessitates that data from these multiple domains also be integrated—i.e., actionable across all domains—and that it be flexible enough to be used in many, unanticipated ways.

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Success Story: Ontology-driven Search Capabilities

Like any other large-scale industry managing complex engineering projects, NASA and the Department of Defense face the persistent challenge of effectively discovering related information and data among distributed project teams and information sources. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) office addressed this challenge by awarding KBSI a multiple phase SBIR project to design and develop an Ontology Driven Integration Framework (ODIF) that establishes a common ontology for integrating and searching diverse data sources.

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Ontology-driven Integration Framework (ODIF)

ODIF automates the sharing and integration of information among different organizations. ODIF applies a common ontology for integrating diverse data sources and uses knowledge extraction techniques and ontology analysis methods to extract knowledge from distributed, unstructured text sources.

An important challenge for any large enterprise is effectively sharing and integrating information among the organizations and diverse systems that make up the enterprise. If you’re the U.S. Air Force or the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), enterprises of staggering size, sweep, and application and systems diversity, this challenge is particularly complex.

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