We search THE dark side of web

WHAT IS MEMEX?


Today's web searches use a centralized, one-size-fits-all approach that searches the Internet with the same set of tools for all queries. While that model has been wildly successful commercially, it does not work well for many government use cases. To help overcome these challenges, DARPA launched the Memex program in September 2014.

Memex seeks to develop software that advances online search capabilities far beyond the current state of the art. The goal is to invent better methods for interacting with and sharing information, so users can quickly and thoroughly organize and search subsets of information relevant to their individual interests. Creation of a new domain-specific indexing and search paradigm will provide mechanisms for improved content discovery, information extraction, information retrieval, user collaboration and extension of

current search capabilities to the deep web,the dark web, and nontraditional (e.g. multimedia) content. DARPA is funding 17 teams to collaboratively develop software to solve this challenge. NASA JPL, Kitware, and Continnum are working in collaboration to develop and improve the Memex search technology. Currently, the team is using the software to address complex search problems including human trafficking, court documents, and research papers.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR
IN MEMEX

Memex Explorer is a pluggable framework for domain specific crawls, search, and unified interface for Memex Tools. It includes the capability to add links to other web-based apps.

ImageCat analyses images and extracts their EXIF metadata and any text contained in the image via OCR. It can handle tens of millions of images.

LegisGATE is an application for running General Architecture Text Engineering over legislative resources.

FacetSpace allows the investigation of large data sets based on the extraction and manipulation of relevant facets.

ImageSpace provides the ability to analyze and search through large numbers of images based on associated metadata and OCR text or by uploading an image.

HOW IT HELPS


These are the domains that we are actively working in with Memex.

GeoInformatics in Human Trafficking

Collects data and information around victims of human trafficking with geospatial informatics capabilities

Facial Recognition

Manages photos of potential terrorists and finds other places they exist on the web

Material Research

Collect and analyzes data from research papers to create shared knowledge around an issue or topic

Court Citations

Crawls the web for court documents to help identify human traffickers

IN THE NEWS


THE TEAM


NASA JPL and Kitware are working in collaboration to develop and improve the Memex search technology. Currently, the team is using the software to address complex search problems including human trafficking, court documents, and research papers.

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The Data Science Team at JPL coordinates research, development and operations of data intensive and data-driven science systems, methodologies and technologies across JPL Engineering, Science and Programs.


DR. CHRIS MATTMANN

Principal Investigator

PAUL RAMIREZ

Co-Investigator

WAYNE BURKE

Data Scientist

DR. LEWIS MCGIBBNEY

Engineering Applications Software Engineer

ASITANG MISHRA

Software Engineer

SUJEN SHAH

Software Engineer

KYLE HUNDMAN

Data Scientist

LAUREN WONG

UX Designer

ROB TAPELLA

UX Designer

KARANJEET SINGH

Data Scientist Intern (USC)

HARSHAVARDHAN MANJUNATHA

Data Scientist Intern (USC)

MADHAV SHARAN

Data Scientist Intern (USC)

THAMME GOWDA N.

Data Scientist Intern (USC)

Kitware, Inc. is a technology company that specializes in the research and development of open-source software in the fields of computer vision, medical imaging, visualization, 3D data publishing and technical software development.


DR. JEFFREY BAUMES

Site Principal Investigator

DR. MATTHEW TUREK

Assistant Director of Computer Vision

PAUL TUNISON

Computer Vision R&D Engineer

AASHISH CHAUDHARY

Technical Lead

DR. ZHAOHUI SUN

Computer Vision R&D Engineer

DAN LAMANNA

Scientific Computing R&D Engineer

FORMER TEAM MEMBERS


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The Data Science Team at JPL coordinates research, development and operations of data intensive and data-driven science systems, methodologies and technologies across JPL Engineering, Science and Programs.

BRIAN WILSON

Principal Engineer, Architect

MICHAEL JOYCE

Scientific Applications Software Engineer

DR. KIM WHITEHALL

Scientific Application Software Engineer

MAZIYAR BOUSTANI

Scientific Applications Software Engineer

NIPURN DOSHI

UX Design Intern (Indiana University)

SHIVIKA THAPAR

UX Design Intern (Indiana Univeristy)

Continuum helps people discover, analyze, and collaborate by connecting their curiosity and experience with any data.


DR. KATRINA RIEHL

Co- Principal Investigator

BRITTAIN HARD

Software Developer

DR. MICHAEL SARAHAN

Data Scientist

REED YOUNGBLOOD

Data Scientist

DR. GUILHERME DE FREITAS

Data Scientist

DR. ARON AHMADIA

Computational Scientist

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