Review #2

PROPOSAL NO.: 0414504
INSTITUTION: LexiClone
NSF PROGRAM: INFORMATION & DATA MANAGEMENT
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Geller, Ilya S
TITLE: Lexical Cloning: the novel approach for textual information processing and knowledge flow control
RATING:Fair

REVIEW:
What is the intellectual merit of the proposed activity?

The goal of this proposal is to investigate and implement textual data searching software ideas that incorporate lexical analysis through Lexical Cloning technology.  In this way, users' linguistic patterns for searching data are analyzed in addition to users' unexpressed requests.  This seems to be promising ideas and a desirable direction.

However, this proposal is seriously flawed.  It does not provide any related previous research references at all except a self-citation to PI's own demonstration at the TREC conference.  This proposal fails to support novelty, significance, and validity of its own research ideas.   


What are the broader impacts of the proposed activity?

There is no indication of broader impact of the activities of this proposal except the success of the proposal will bring some benefit for the company who possess this proprietary technology.  It also might enhance information searching productivity at certain degree.  



Summary Statement

Again, this proposal is simply not valid as a research project.  It is poorly written and organized.  I rate this proposal as "Fair."