Holistic Approach and Framework for the Building of Knowledge-Based Situation Analysis Support Systems

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Authors
  1. Roy, J.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
Over the years, situation awareness has emerged as an important concept supporting dynamic human decision-making in both military and public security environments, while situation analysis is defined as the process that provides and maintains a state of situation awareness for decision makers. Information fusion is a key enabler to meeting the demanding requirements of situation analysis in future command and control and intelligence support systems. Combining elements of information fusion and knowledge-based systems, this report presents a holistic approach and framework, including some recommended high-level steps, for the overall development and evaluation of any knowledge-based situation analysis support system. The report provides a comprehensive description of the approach, thereby contributing to the development of a foundational R&D framework for two projects that are just starting at Defence R&D Canada. Emphasis is given to the knowledge-centric aspects of the approach. Topics being discussed include cognitive, software, knowledge and ontological engineering. Subject matter experts, situation analysis processing nodes and processing trees, a priori supporting knowledge, system architecture issues, evaluation in laboratory testbeds using modeling and simulation, field demonstrations and experiments, and expert system development are other aspects being discussed in the report.

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Report Number
DRDC-VALCARTIER-TR-2005-420 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Jan 2007
Number of Pages
102
DSTKIM No
CA028984
CANDIS No
527185
Format(s):
CD ROM

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