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Foundations for context-aware information retrieval for proactive decision support
Author(s): Ranjeev Mittu; Jessica Lin; Qingzhe Li; Yifeng Gao; Huzefa Rangwala; Peter Shargo; Joshua Robinson; Carolyn Rose; Paul Tunison; Matt Turek; Stephen Thomas; Phil Hanselman
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Paper Abstract

Intelligence analysts and military decision makers are faced with an onslaught of information. From the now ubiquitous presence of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms providing large volumes of sensor data, to vast amounts of open source data in the form of news reports, blog postings, or social media postings, the amount of information available to a modern decision maker is staggering. Whether tasked with leading a military campaign or providing support for a humanitarian mission, being able to make sense of all the information available is a challenge. Due to the volume and velocity of this data, automated tools are required to help support reasoned, human decisions. In this paper we describe several automated techniques that are targeted at supporting decision making. Our approaches include modeling the kinematics of moving targets as motifs; developing normalcy models and detecting anomalies in kinematic data; automatically classifying the roles of users in social media; and modeling geo-spatial regions based on the behavior that takes place in them. These techniques cover a wide-range of potential decision maker needs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2016
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 9851, Next-Generation Analyst IV, 985108 (12 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231152
Show Author Affiliations
Ranjeev Mittu, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Jessica Lin, George Mason Univ. (United States)
Qingzhe Li, George Mason Univ. (United States)
Yifeng Gao, George Mason Univ. (United States)
Huzefa Rangwala, George Mason Univ. (United States)
Peter Shargo, BAE Systems (United States)
Joshua Robinson, BAE Systems (United States)
Carolyn Rose, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)
Paul Tunison, Kitware, Inc. (United States)
Matt Turek, Kitware, Inc. (United States)
Stephen Thomas, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Phil Hanselman, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9851:
Next-Generation Analyst IV
Barbara D. Broome; Timothy P. Hanratty; David L. Hall; James Llinas, Editor(s)

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