Automated Man-Machine Learning and Processes For 3D Terrain (AMP3D): Foundations of Mission Analysis Storytelling (FOMAS)
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL CHAMPAIGN
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Mission analysis is a critical step in military planning and decision-making. It is currently time-consuming for analysts, who have few automated tools. The Foundations of Mission Analysis Storytelling FOMAS project developed algorithms, tools, and methods to automate sensemaking for mission analysis, which reduces the time and increases the effectiveness of the process. This report describes the FOMAS research, specifically as it relates to storytelling and link analysis. It includes descriptions of storytelling and a related prototype implementation, Spatio-temporal Retrieval and Introspection of Data and Embedded Relationships, STRIDER. It also describes user engagements involving STRIDER and a prototype information collection and processing tool, the Big Open Source Social Science BOSSS.The focus for this project was placed on capability development and adaptation. Both STRIDER and BOSSS underwent limited testing that demonstrated promise and received positive user feedback. However, project time did not allow for detailed rigorous technical evaluations of the prototypes. The team recommends further investigation and development of these automation tools to improve mission analysis for analysts.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Computer Programming and Software
- Military Intelligence