Presentation on theme: "Open Source Intelligence: Presented by Abe Lederman, President and CTO Deep Web Technologies, LLC IOP 06 Sheraton Premier, Tysons Corner, Virginia January."— Presentation transcript:
Open Source Intelligence: Presented by Abe Lederman, President and CTO Deep Web Technologies, LLC IOP 06 Sheraton Premier, Tysons Corner, Virginia January Access All Intelligence, in All Languages, All the Time
About Deep Web Technologies (DWT) Deployed first federated search portal in the Federal Government, 1999 Major clients include: –DOE Office of Scientific & Technical Information –Defense Technical Information Center –Science.gov Alliance –DOE Office of Science –National Agricultural Library DWT is a New Mexico based company focused on providing state-of-the-art software solutions which search, retrieve, aggregate, and analyze content.
Open Source Intelligence The Problem: Collecting and analyzing enormous quantities of information in any language, in myriad formats, located anywhere, accessible through a large variety of means, with a majority not accessible through the Internet
Shared Challenge: OSINT and Knowledge Discovery/Diffusion OSINT Challenges Knowledge Discovery/ Diffusion Challenges DWT for the past six years has been the lead technical organization addressing these challenges in collaboration with DOE Office of Scientific & Technical Information
The DWT Proposition To apply DWTs technology, expertise and ongoing innovations* to address the challenges of OSINT *Developed in partnership with DOE/OSTI
Challenges in Working with Thousands of Data Sources Locate Reliable Sources Categorize Sources by Content Configure Sources for Searching Maintain Sources
Challenges in Searching Thousands of Sources Automatically Select Sources to Search Perform Many Searches in Parallel Translate, Analyze and Organize Results Relevance Rank Cluster/ Visualize Extract Key Information
Search Conductor Select sources to search Perform search Deliver results to user Can I get more results from good sources? Enough good results? YES NO
Multi-tier Relevance Ranking QuickRank TM – Ranks results based on occurrence of search terms in title and snippet MetaRank TM – Ranks results utilizing custom algorithms applied to metadata DeepRank TM – Downloads and indexes full-text documents
Science.gov Alliance Consortium of 12 Federal Government Agencies Dept of Agriculture Dept of Commerce Dept of Defense Dept of Education Dept of Energy Dept of Health/Human Services Dept of Interior Environmental Protection Agency NASA National Science Foundation US Government Printing Office National Archives & Records Administration Sponsoring Science.gov Portal (Access to most of Federal Government R&D
Science.gov Advanced Search Page
Science.gov Results Page
A Science.gov Document
Next Steps Identify Sponsors and development partners that can collaborate on the development of a pilot that integrates best- of-breed technologies of value to OSINT. This pilot will result in a portal that aggregates content of different types, generating actionable intelligence.
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