Accession Number : ADA474133


Title :   Towards Automatic Threat Recognition


Corporate Author : FGAN-FKIE WACHTBERG (GERMANY)


Personal Author(s) : Schade, Ulrich ; Biermann, Joachim ; Frey, Miloslaw


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a474133.pdf


Report Date : 01 Dec 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : The current transformation processes aim at robustly networked forces in order to enable them to execute network-centric operations. Obviously, this will provide the forces headquarters with a huge amount of data and information that has to be processed to deduce an appropriate picture of the respective battlespace and evolving threats in a timely and most reliable manner. Some of the data will not be relevant at all, but some other may indicate upcoming threats. This is true especially with respect to reconnaissance reports which will not only include information from own reconnaissance assets but also from civilians and other open sources. Thus, one of the most challenging aspects of data and information processing in military affairs is to find the situation relevant information within the huge amount of irrelevant one. The paper at hand describes a high level information fusion system under development. This system automatically processes the incoming stream of unstructured information in order to support the human operator in intelligence processing. Ideally, analyzing the input information based on the so far perceived situation and available background knowledge, the system recognizes that part of information which might indicate new threats (as well as targets) or confirm existing hypotheses. The relevant and preprocessed information then will be presented to the operator for further (interactive) investigation.


Descriptors :   *THREATS , *INFORMATION PROCESSING , *ONTOLOGY , *NETWORK CENTRIC WARFARE , SOURCES , INTELLIGENCE , REPORTS , GERMANY , OPERATORS(PERSONNEL) , RECONNAISSANCE , TRANSFORMATIONS , STREAMS , AUTOMATIC , HYPOTHESES , THREAT EVALUATION , PROCESSING , NETWORKS


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Command, Control and Communications Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE