ACT - The Automated Clearance Tool: Improving the Diplomatic Clearance Process for AMC
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This paper describes a decision-support tool being developed to support diplomatic clearance processing for AMC Air Mobility Command mission aircraft. We describe the approach employed to design and develop the Automated Clearance Tool ACT. Our work is one example of the types of decision-support tools andor systems that can operate within, and leverage the concept of a Semantic Web. The vision behind the Semantic Web is based on the idea of encoding information so that computers or supporting software agents can use it to support a given application. A number of markup languages such as the Web Ontology Language OWL have been developed to support web information encoding. Several tools are being developed to facilitate the use of this language, including the Jena Semantic Web Toolkit and RDQL query language. Early adopters in government and business are using this approach to develop applications. In this paper, we describe how ongoing advances in semantic annotation and the extension of XML with languages such as OWL have influenced the way ACT was designed and developed. Also, we provide some recommendations about how semantically annotated data can be used to support command and control C2.
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