July 4th, 2012 - The PTL starts work on new VDOT project

The PTL has begun work on a new project funded by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). VDOT maintains an extensive database of vehicular crash reports, each of which documents a vehicular accident using fixed-choice and narrative (textual) descriptions. We will be applying semantic analysis techniques to the narrative descriptions in support of quality control and knowledge discovery, with the ultimate goal of providing automatic, intelligent analysis of text for crash reports and other textual sources of interest to VDOT.