Implication of Culture: User Roles in Information Fusion for Enhanced Situational Understanding
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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Information Fusion coordinates large-volume data processing machines to address user needs. Users expect a situational picture to extend their ability of sensing events, movements, and activities. Typically, data is collected and processed for object location e.g. target identification and movement e.g. tracking however high-level reasoning or situational understanding depends on the spatial, cultural, and political effects. In this paper we explore opportunities where information fusion can aid in the selection and processing of the data for enhanced tacit knowledge understanding by 1 display fusion for data presentation e.g. cultural segmentation, 2 interactive fusion to allow the user to inject a priori knowledge e..g. cultural values, and 3 associated metrics of predictive capabilities e.g. cultural networks. In a simple scenario for target identification with deception, cultural information impacts on situational understanding is demonstrated using the Technology- Emotion-Culture-Knowledge TECK attributes of the Observe-Orient-Decide-Act OODA model.
- Sociology and Law
- Computer Programming and Software
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems