Accession Number : ADA494111


Title :   Data Integration to Explore the Dynamics of Conflict: A Preliminary Study


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Hartunian, Eric ; Germann, Wade A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a494111.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 97


Abstract : This thesis is an exploration of the concepts of data integration with respect to military operations. It is an attempt to establish practices that analysts and operators can use to integrate many types of data from disparate sources. The project focuses on two software platforms: Palantir Technologies and Google Earth. These specific programs are utilized because they provide off-the-shelf products that are easy to use, require little training, and are compatible with each other. Using these software packages, the authors attempt to integrate data with geospatial, temporal, and relational data to gain greater understanding and insight into complex problems.


Descriptors :   *CONFLICT , *OFF THE SHELF EQUIPMENT , *INTELLIGENCE , *PHILIPPINES , *COMPUTER PROGRAMS , *TERRORISM , *DATA FUSION , USER FRIENDLY , INDIGENOUS POPULATION , INSURGENCY , GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS , ETHNIC GROUPS , CODING , THESES , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , ISLAM , DATA PROCESSING , KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT , DATA BASES


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Cybernetics
      Military Intelligence
      Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE