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Knowledge-Intensive Fusion for Situational Awareness: Scenario Specification

Knowledge-Intensive Fusion for Situational Awareness: Scenario Specification
Knowledge-Intensive Fusion for Situational Awareness: Scenario Specification
This document details a scenario involving a variety of humanitarian relief actions occurring against a backdrop of ongoing military conflict. The scenario is located in Afghanistan at the time of the recent military conflict between US-led (United States) coalition forces and the Taliban regime. A variety of humanitarian aid initiatives feature in the scenario, ranging from longer term initiatives implemented in response to refugee movements to the acute actions taken in response to a natural disaster (earthquake). The scenario is intended to provide a test-bed for the operational integrity of a proposed TDS (Technical Demonstrator System) for knowledge-based information fusion in the area of humanitarian-aid relief. The TDS aims to showcase the role played by knowledge-based information fusion in improving the tactical awareness and operational effectiveness of executive agencies involved in humanitarian relief efforts. The key responsibilities of this system are to monitor, integrate and disseminate relevant information, from a variety of information sources, to executive agencies in a manner that befits their specific information requirements and decision-making responsibilities. The integrative and information-fusion capabilities of the prospective system depend on a rich nexus of domain conceptualizations, detailed in the form of a domain ontology, that allows the system to assign semantic significance to events and information items of interest. Such conceptualizations cover the information sources to be monitored by the system, background information about the kinds of events that may warrant humanitarian intervention e.g. earthquakes, floods, etc., and information about extant humanitarian initiatives and humanitarian resources. The current document summarizes elements of this background information in the form of an Appendix. Such information is to be used as the basis for subsequent ontological engineering efforts.
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Smart, Paul R.
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Smart, Paul R.
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Smart, Paul R. (2004) Knowledge-Intensive Fusion for Situational Awareness: Scenario Specification s.n.

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Abstract

This document details a scenario involving a variety of humanitarian relief actions occurring against a backdrop of ongoing military conflict. The scenario is located in Afghanistan at the time of the recent military conflict between US-led (United States) coalition forces and the Taliban regime. A variety of humanitarian aid initiatives feature in the scenario, ranging from longer term initiatives implemented in response to refugee movements to the acute actions taken in response to a natural disaster (earthquake). The scenario is intended to provide a test-bed for the operational integrity of a proposed TDS (Technical Demonstrator System) for knowledge-based information fusion in the area of humanitarian-aid relief. The TDS aims to showcase the role played by knowledge-based information fusion in improving the tactical awareness and operational effectiveness of executive agencies involved in humanitarian relief efforts. The key responsibilities of this system are to monitor, integrate and disseminate relevant information, from a variety of information sources, to executive agencies in a manner that befits their specific information requirements and decision-making responsibilities. The integrative and information-fusion capabilities of the prospective system depend on a rich nexus of domain conceptualizations, detailed in the form of a domain ontology, that allows the system to assign semantic significance to events and information items of interest. Such conceptualizations cover the information sources to be monitored by the system, background information about the kinds of events that may warrant humanitarian intervention e.g. earthquakes, floods, etc., and information about extant humanitarian initiatives and humanitarian resources. The current document summarizes elements of this background information in the form of an Appendix. Such information is to be used as the basis for subsequent ontological engineering efforts.

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Published date: 6 July 2004
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 261067
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/261067
PURE UUID: d2d56620-4dfa-4bd6-bbf6-721ee77e11ca
ORCID for Paul R. Smart: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9989-5307

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Date deposited: 16 Jul 2005
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:46

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