Satellite and Missile Data Generation for AIS.
Final technical rept. 1 Sep 78-31 Aug 79,
OPERATING SYSTEMS INC WOODLAND HILLS CA
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The effort described specifically addressed the problem of deriving indicator and descriptor data from the narrative text portions of a class of intelligence messages dealing with events related to missile and satellite launchings used for input to the Advanced Indicator System AIS data base. The introductory section briefly discusses the intelligence problem which OSIs event processing technology intends to solve, summarizes the technology developed under this contract, and presents the conclusions drawn on the basis of the results obtained. Section 2 offers a summary of OSIs methodological approach to the analysis and description of event reports. This methodology, initially developed on the basis of messages dealing with air activities, was, under this contract, extended to cover reports of events involving missile and satellite launchings and related events. Section 3 describes the Missile and Satellite domains, and presents the results of their analysis in terms of a domain definition. The discussion includes a characterization of the event report in terms of its component messages a list of the message types encountered in the domains under consideration a list of the event types identified together with their descriptor system, and a definition of the sublanguage in terms of its vocabulary and syntax. Section 4 focuses on the implementation of OSIs message text analysis system, MATRES II. It briefly reviews the principles underlying OSIs event processing technology and offers an overview of MATRES II.
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