Effectiveness of an Error Key for Image Interpretation in Vietnam
ARMY BEHAVOIR AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH LAB ARLINGTON VA
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Experimentation to develop a specialized reference key to enable interpreters to avoid certain common errors in reporting information derived from imagery taken over Vietnam is reported in the present Technical Research Note. The research study, a joint effort of personnel of the Behavior and Systems Research Laboratory BESRL and of the North American Rockwell Information Systems Company NARISCO, was undertaken to construct and validate a new type of reference -- an error key -- for use in Vietnam. The key was constructed from operational imagery of Vietnam territory with annotations pointing out types of error to be avoided. Evaluation was conducted using trained interpreters to determine if use of the error key would achieve the following effects on image interpreter reports increase number of right responses decrease number of wrong responses and increase accuracy of identification.
- Cartography and Aerial Photography
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics