Accession Number:

ADA464216

Title:

Flowing Focused and Relevant Information to the Edge through Semantic Channels

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BINARY CONSULTING INC BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

The Department of Defense DoD Global Information Grid GIG Enterprise Service and Net-Centric Data Strategies envision a shared market of information services across the Enterprise. The authors believe that this vision lacks an essential means for adding situational context to the services and data. Without this context, shared information in the GIG will inevitably become, like that of todays World Wide Web, increasingly difficult to research, analyze and make accessible to commanders and decision makers. The GIG information explosion will also become increasingly expensive to support in terms of bandwidth and computing capacity. The authors propose extending GIG capabilities with Semantic Channels that provide the needed context for discovery and analysis. The authors are exploring how COTS software and a standardized categorization framework can be combined with GIG service and metadata registries to yield a near-term GIG Semantic Channel solution. Initial results show significant reduction in information dissemination complexity for GIG consumers without limiting the ability to explore related information. Future steps include exploring how GIG Semantic Channels can simplify information dissemination, the insertion of caching, bandwidth compression, and synchronization technologies to efficiently and effectively extend the GIG information space to tactical edge commanders and operators.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE