Air Force Analysis of Your Blog

In a haunted harkening back to my bog article last Friday, You are an Electronic Jigsaw Puzzle, the Air Force is funding a new study of blogs to “provide information analysts and warfighters with invaluable help in fighting the war on terrorism.” In the 650-word press release announcing the new Air Force blog analysis, the word warfighter appears twice.

Dr. Brian E. Ulicny, senior scientist, and Dr. Mieczyslaw M. Kokar, president, Versatile Information Systems Inc., Framingham, Mass., will receive approximately $450,000 in funding for the 3-year project entitled Automated Ontologically-Based Link Analysis of International Web Logs for the Timely Discovery of Relevant and Credible Information.
It can be challenging for information analysts to tell what’s important in blogs unless you analyze patterns, Ulicny said. Patterns include the content of the blogs as well as what hyperlinks are contained within the blog.

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