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CIA Invests In Semantic Search, Wireless Networking

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September 30, 2011
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The CIA is investing in next-generation search and remote wireless networking technologies that will enhance the technological capability of the U.S. intelligence community.

In-Q-Tel, a CIA-based nonprofit that identifies emerging technologies, is partnering with NetBase and Connectify to add semantic search and technology that turns PCs into Wi-Fi networks, respectively, to the cache of technologies available to intelligence agencies.

NetBase offers software as a service that can search by sentence to identify contextual meanings of words, and organize searches in the context of a specific set of questions relevant to a discipline or a particular audience, according to In-Q-Tel. This type of search is seen as a game changer for how people search for information, although it is used alongside rather than to replace conventional search methods.

via InformationWeek Government, continued here.