Accession Number : ADA551103


Title :   Entity Profiling for Intelligence Using the Graphical Overview of Social and Semantic Interactions of People (GOSSIP) Software Tool


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TORONTO (CANADA)


Personal Author(s) : Kwantes, Peter ; Terhaar, Phil


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA551103


Report Date : Nov 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 33


Abstract : GOSSIP is a software program designed to help analysts find important entities discussed in a document collection and uncover the nature of the connections among them. It uses computational model of semantic system to create ?meaning? representations of all the words/terms it encounters in the collection?including proper names. In this report we demonstrate that the semantic representation of proper names discussed in a document collection can be usefully queried to find out how strongly the entities are associated with a set of user−define qualities or concepts. We recommend that GOSSIP be trailed in contexts where intelligence analysts or those engaged in influence activities are forced to quickly develop situational awareness about individuals or organizations in a domain from large collections of relevant documents.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS , *SEMANTICS , CANADA , COMPUTATIONS , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , SITUATIONAL AWARENESS , SOFTWARE TOOLS


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE