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Intelligence Reach for Expertise (IREx)
Author(s): Christina Hadley; James R. Schoening; Yonatan Schreiber
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Paper Abstract

IREx is a search engine for next-generation analysts to find collaborators. U.S. Army Field Manual 2.0 (Intelligence) calls for collaboration within and outside the area of operations, but finding the best collaborator for a given task can be challenging. IREx will be demonstrated as part of Actionable Intelligence Technology Enabled Capability Demonstration (AI-TECD) at the E15 field exercises at Ft. Dix in July 2015. It includes a Task Model for describing a task and its prerequisite competencies, plus a User Model (i.e., a user profile) for individuals to assert their capabilities and other relevant data. These models use a canonical suite of ontologies as a foundation for these models, which enables robust queries and also keeps the models logically consistent. IREx also supports learning validation, where a learner who has completed a course module can search and find a suitable task to practice and demonstrate that their new knowledge can be used in the real world for its intended purpose. The IREx models are in the initial phase of a process to develop them as an IEEE standard. This initiative is currently an approved IEEE Study Group, after which follows a standards working group, then a balloting group, and if all goes well, an IEEE standard.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9499, Next-Generation Analyst III, 94990E (15 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2182096
Show Author Affiliations
Christina Hadley, QED Systems, LLC (United States)
James R. Schoening, U.S. Army CERDEC Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (United States)
Yonatan Schreiber, CUBRC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9499:
Next-Generation Analyst III
Barbara D. Broome; Timothy P. Hanratty; David L. Hall; James Llinas, Editor(s)

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