Using Semantic Technologies to Improve Information Exploitation in Military and Civilian Application Contexts


Smart, Paul R, Russell, Alistair, Liang, Shao, Shadbolt, Nigel R, Booth, Chris, Briscombe, Neil and Rankin, Andrew (2009) Using Semantic Technologies to Improve Information Exploitation in Military and Civilian Application Contexts. In, Knowledge Systems for Coalition Operations, Southampton, UK, 31 Mar - 01 Apr 2009.

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Military and civilian agencies confront a number of challenges in harnessing the power of modern large-scale information networks. These challenges include the need to identify relevant information and exploit that information in the context of specific knowledge processing tasks. Our work in the SEMIOTIKS component of the UK Data and Information Fusion Defence Technology Centre (DIFDTC) research programme aims to support military and civilian agencies in leveraging the latent potential of large-scale information networks to enhance situation awareness and improve knowledge processing efficiency. The SEMIOTIKS system, described in this paper, comprises a number of technology components that support the user in a variety of knowledge-based activities. These include the discovery and organization of information resources; the extraction of task-relevant information using information harvesting and knowledge editing techniques; the retrieval, integration and transformation of domain-relevant knowledge using semantic query capabilities; the monitoring of large-scale information repositories for specific events and contingencies; and the use of semantic reasoning techniques to support domain-relevant decision-making. In addition to a technical description of SEMIOTIKS system components, this paper describes a demonstration scenario that highlights the way in which SEMIOTIKS technologies might be used to support advanced modes of information exploitation in multi-agency collaborative situations.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Event Dates: 31st March-1st April 2009
Keywords: Semantic Web; Semantic Technologies; Ontologies; Situation Awareness; Knowledge Extraction; Mine Clearance; Humanitarian Demining; Semantic Queries; Graphical Query Editor; Resource Discovery; Ontology Engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Agents, Interactions & Complexity
ePrint ID: 267178
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2009 14:46
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:13
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/267178

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