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Modern terrorist networks pose an unprecedented threat to international security. The question of how to neutralize that threat is complicated radically by their fluid, non-hierarchical structures, religious and ideological motivations, and predominantly non-territorial objectives. Governments and militaries are crafting new policies and doctrines to combat terror, but they desperately need new technologies to make these efforts effective.
This book collects a wide range of the most current computational research that addresses critical issues for countering terrorism,
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Produktbeschreibung
Modern terrorist networks pose an unprecedented threat to international security. The question of how to neutralize that threat is complicated radically by their fluid, non-hierarchical structures, religious and ideological motivations, and predominantly non-territorial objectives. Governments and militaries are crafting new policies and doctrines to combat terror, but they desperately need new technologies to make these efforts effective.

This book collects a wide range of the most current computational research that addresses critical issues for countering terrorism, including:

Finding, summarizing, and evaluating relevant information from large and changing data stores;

Simulating and predicting enemy acts and outcomes; and

Producing actionable intelligence by finding meaningful patterns hidden in huge amounts of noisy data.

The book's four sections describe current research on discovering relevant information buried in vast amounts of unstructured data; extracting meaningful information from digitized documents in multiple languages; analyzing graphs and networks to shed light on adversaries' goals and intentions; and developing software systems that enable analysts to model, simulate, and predict the effects of real-world conflicts.

The research described in this book is invaluable reading for governmental decision-makers designing new policies to counter terrorist threats, for members of the military, intelligence, and law enforcement communities devising counterterrorism strategies, and for researchers developing more effective methods for knowledge discovery in complicated and diverse datasets.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Springer, Berlin
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 12615575
  • Erscheinungstermin: 15. Juli 2009
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 241mm x 160mm x 24mm
  • Gewicht: 622g
  • ISBN-13: 9783642011405
  • ISBN-10: 3642011403
  • Artikelnr.: 26222671
Autorenporträt
Shlomo Argamon is Associate Professor of Computer Science at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, USA, since 2002. Prior to that, he had held academic positions at Bar-Ilan University, where he held a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship (1994-96), and at the Jerusalem College of Technology. Dr. Argamon received his B.S. (1988) in Applied Mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon University, and his M.Phil. (1991) and Ph.D. (1994) in Computer Science from Yale University, where he was a Hertz Foundation Fellow. His current research interests lie mainly in the use of machine learning methods to aid in functional analysis of natural language, with particular focus on questions of style. During his career, Dr. Argamon has worked on a variety of problems in experimental machine learning, including robotic map-learning, theory revision, and natural language processing, and has published numerous research papers in these areas.
Inhaltsangabe
Foreword, James A. Hendler

Preface

Part I: Information Access

1) On Searching in the 'Real World'
2) Signature-Based Retrieval of Scanned Documents Using Conditional Random Fields
3) What Makes a Good Summary?
4) A Prototype Search Toolkit

Part II: Text Analysis

5) Unapparent Information Revelation: Text Mining for Counterterrorism
6) Identification of Sensitive Unclassified Information
7) Rich Language Analysis for Counterterrorism

Part III: Graphical Models

8) Dicliques: Finding Needles in Haysticks
9) Information Superiority via Formal Concept Analysis
10) Reflexive Analysis of Groups
11) Evaluating Self-Reflexion Analysis Using Repertory Grids

Part IV: Conflict Analysis

12) Anticipating Terrorist Safe Havens from Instability Induced Conflict
13) Applied Counterfactual Reasoning
14) Adversarial Planning in Networks15) Gaming and Simulating Ethno-Political Conflicts

Index