Charles River Analytics, a developer of intelligent systems solutions, announces a follow-on contract to aid the creation of training material for the US Army. The Army continually creates new training materials as new weapons, equipment, and procedures are adopted and as training methods and technologies advance. Authors often adapt, refine, or extract information from existing training materials, but locating all the relevant existing materials is labor-intensive. Similarly, the needs of trainees are changing rapidly and training is increasingly on-demand and online. This makes it essential for trainees to quickly locate relevant training materials. Charles River’s Collaborative Repository and Exchange for Adaptable Training Environments, known as CREATE, addresses these issues by making it easier for authors of new training materials as well as trainees to find and manage training materials.
"The CREATE project eases the difficulty of authoring, managing, and deploying training content,” said Mr. Max Metzger, technical lead on the project at Charles River. “It uses advanced analysis and search to extract meaning from training materials, and then provides a collaborative, web-based environment to search, manage, and deliver those training materials.” These searches are based on meaning and therefore are not subject to the limitations of keyword searches, which typically return only a subset of desired content as well as quantities of unwanted content that authors must sift through.
Dr. Terry Patten, the Principal Investigator on the project at Charles River, added,“Efficient searches will help Soldiers quickly find the right training materials for their needs.”
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About Charles River Analytics
Since 1983, Charles River Analytics (cra.com) has been applying computational intelligence technologies to develop mission-relevant tools and solutions to transform our customers' data into knowledge that drives accurate assessment and robust decision-making. Charles River continues to grow its technology, customer base, and strategic alliances through research and development programs for the DoD and the Intelligence Community, addressing a broad spectrum of mission areas and functional domains, including: sensor and image processing, situation assessment and decision aiding, human systems integration, and cyber analytics. These efforts have resulted in a series of successful products that support continued growth in our core R&D contracting business, as well as the commercial sector. Charles River became an employee-owned company in 2012, to set the stage for the next-generation of innovation, service, and growth.
The research reported in this document was performed in connection with contract/instrument W911QX-13-C-0072 with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. The views and conclusions contained in this document/presentation are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as presenting the official policies or position, either expressed or implied, of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory or the U.S. Government unless so designated by other authorized documents.