Dear all,

I ran across this BAA today. It looks very fascinating for those of you who are interested in NLP and inference using ontologies. The short description is:

DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of reading research papers and abstracts to construct and reason over explanatory, causal models of complicated systems. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice. 

The full announcement is at:

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=fe17239c6586a4d6521a09ad3a7aa5b7&tab=core&_cview=0

If you or folks you know have expertise in reasoners and reasoning systems and want to build inference engines and other artifacts that make use of the structure and content of the ontologies to read abstracts, journal articles and other documents, this could be a great funding opportunity for you. 

Warren