An Inductive Taxonomy of Combat Intelligence Data
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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Technological advances have led to the more efficient collection of a greater variety and quantity of combat intelligence data than in the past. This development has strained the capacity of the intelligence system to process this information. To effectively handle the increased volume of data, the intelligence analyst working on specific problems must be able to selectively obtain information relevant to a specific problem without becoming bogged down in irrelevant information. To achieve an efficient information retrieval capability, whether using manual or automated procedure, it is desirable for data to be stored in a form compatible with the retrieval requirements of the intelligence analyst. This report presents an outline of one approach to data organization, and provides the information taxonomy produced when this particular methodology was applied to one message set. While a number of information categories are unique to this particular message set, this taxonomy is expected to provide a valuable starting point for future efforts of this type.
- Computer Hardware
- Military Intelligence