A Knowledge-Centric View of Situation Analysis Support Systems

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Authors
  1. Roy, J.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
Situation awareness has emerged as an important concept around dynamic human decision making in both military and public security environments. Situation analysis is defined as the process that provides and maintains a state of situation awareness for the decision maker(s), and information fusion is a key enabler to meeting the demanding requirements of situation analysis in future command and control (C2) and intelligence support systems. This report presents a new perspective of situation analysis and information fusion (SAIF). The author proposes that developing and adopting a knowledge-centric view of situation analysis should provide a more holistic perspective of this process, leading to the development of better, more adequate SAIF support systems for the operational communities. Along this line of thought, the report provides an overview of many of the main issues around SAIF and knowledge-based systems in order to set up the foundational R&D framework for two projects that are just starting at Defence R&D Canada. Aspects being discussed include C2, intelligence, SAIF, support systems, knowledge, knowledge representation and management, reasoning processes, methods and systems, artificial intelligence, processing/computing/programming paradigms, and expert systems. The effort reported here constitutes some solid basis on which a long-term R&D program in SAIF should be built.

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Keywords
Situation Awareness;Situation Analysis;Information Fusion;Knowledge-Based Systems;Knowledge Representation;Expert Systems;Integrated mission systems;Knowledge base systems
Report Number
DRDC-VALCARTIER-TR-2005-419 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Jan 2007
Number of Pages
136
DSTKIM No
CA028977
CANDIS No
527184
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CD ROM

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