Natural Language Processing Applied to Navy Tactical Messages.
NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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Natural Language Processing NLP was investigated as a possible solution to the problem of automating the fusion of multisource data, and it was found that if there is a solution to the problem of timely use of text-like data in the Naval tactical message, then that solution is NLP. However, major modifications to the human side of the process are needed for example, uniform usage of abbreviations and acronyms. Tactical messages are analyzed. The problems are addresed in terms of NLP techniques. The relevant NLP techniques are described. Sample knowledge representations are proposed. It is concluded that NLP is an infant technology, and technology transfer from NLP and related efforts elsewhere will be difficult. Great care is needed in developing a usable, working system. Care in specifying exactly the capabilities and deficiencies of the system is important. Author
- Naval Surface Warfare