Accession Number : ADA453605


Title :   Expressive Threat Detection Validation Framework


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 2005-Apr 2006


Corporate Author : IET CORP ARLINGTON VA


Personal Author(s) : Schrag, Robert ; Goldfedder, Brandon


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA453605


Report Date : JUN 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 49


Abstract : Under this project IET has developed a performance evaluation laboratory that consists of a synthetic dataset generator, a postprocessor to load generated data into relational databases, and a hypothesis scorer. The objective of this effort was to generate synthetic data sets for the counter terrorism domain to support objective performance of existing threat detection tools/technology. The generator can generate a file with 100,000 individuals and 1,000,000 observable transactions in about 12 minutes. The generator has over 100 different parameters that may be varied to make the link discovery problem easier or harder in specific ways. This massively parameterized problem space supports flexible experimentation that can address the following kinds of questions: What problem characteristics most influence a given technology's performance? What is the observed capabilities envelope of a given technology across the parameterized problem space? What performance can we predict for a given technology on a dataset with given characteristics?


Descriptors :   *DETECTION , *VALIDATION , *THREATS , *DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT , *SOFTWARE TOOLS , DATA PROCESSING , COUNTERTERRORISM , RELATIONAL DATA BASES


Subject Categories : COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND SOFTWARE
      MILITARY INTELLIGENCE
      COMPUTER SYSTEMS
      UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE