Technology Transfer SSC Pacific
Intelligent Decision Support System
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The U.S. Navy seeks to commercialize U.S. Patent 7,047,226 (System and method for knowledge amplification employing structured expert randomization (KASER)).


An ever-increasing percentage of our economy is dependent on computer technology. PCs and more exotic hardware platforms support the execution of decision support systems, or expert systems. These systems mimic the knowledge and intelligence of a domain expert in solving problems. They are widely used in help desks that support telephone callers, in MS Word® help menus, in medical/automotive diagnosis, and more.

The Technology

Current expert systems rely on linear learning, requiring continuous input and upkeep of rules due to their inability to learn independently. This causes bottlenecks in the knowledge base as the rules and upkeep take time and suffer from higher error rates. These systems also lack the capability to provide creative solutions, one of our most valuable assets in solving problems. SSC Pacific has developed and patented a method and system that overcomes these shortcomings.

Key Benefits

  • Vastly reduces the primary cost of acquiring and maintaining knowledge for an expert system
  • Outperforms contemporary expert systems, allowing for user-controlled creativity in the decision-making process
  • Learns from user feedback
  • Provides correct knowledge when requested and known
  • Automatically estimates the likelihood of error
  • Asks questions to better solve difficult problems
  • Runs on desktop or laptop PCs using Windows®
  • Supports multimedia for additional data and can enunciate recommendations
  • Development Status

  • U.S. Patent issued: 7,047,226
  • Total R&D: exceeds $1M
  • DoD 5000 Series Technology Readiness Level 6: System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment
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    SD 769, November 2007. SSC Pacific, San Diego, CA 921525001. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

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    Updated: 10/25/2011 11:14 AM EST   Published