DARPA Wants More From Military Sensor Data

December 9, 2011
FedCyber Wire, Requirements, Technology
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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a grant to Stevens Institute of Technology to help it develop a mathematical language to better communicate information that military sensors collect.

Stevens will aim to manage all sensor and surveillance data collected by the Department of Defense for DARPA’s Mathematics of Sensing, Exploitation, and Execution (MSEE) program, the institute said in a statement. To do this, the institute will use cognitive linguistics tactics to try to create a language to bridge the semantic gap between raw sensor data and the level of analysis humans can provide, it said.

Its work will aim to do this by teaching sensors to linguistically identify primitive concepts–like things, places, and actions–directly within their data streams. In that way, the systems can then produce a language that functions across sensing platforms and can be made coherent to humans, according to the institute.

via InformationWeek Government, continued here.