Accession Number:

ADA454767

Title:

Automated Communications Analysis System using Latent Semantic Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Nov 2003-Jan 2005

Corporate Author:

NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV LAS CRUCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

This contract effort was initiated to develop and evaluate automated methods for analyzing verbal protocols related to air combat missions and verbal interactions amongst pilots during a mission and during the debriefing process to assess knowledge proficiency. In this report, the contractor describes prior research on communication analysis and how it can inform assessment of individual and team cognitive processing. Then, they describe techniques using Latent Semantic Analysis LSA which can perform analyses of communications and provide automated assessment of this rich source of data. Finally, they propose a course of research to evaluate LSAs effectiveness as a software agent to monitor communications.

Subject Categories:

  • Linguistics
  • Psychology
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE