Army chooses Modus Operandi to develop software framework for intelligence analysis

MELBOURNE, Fla., 7 Jan. 2009. Modus Operandi Inc. in Melbourne, Fla., won a U.S. Army contract to provide an information analysis system that will help intelligence analysts quickly predict enemy behavior on the battlefield.

Jan 7th, 2009

MELBOURNE, Fla., 7 Jan. 2009.Modus Operandi Inc. in Melbourne, Fla., won a U.S. Army contract to provide an information analysis system that will help intelligence analysts quickly predict enemy behavior on the battlefield.

The system will use advanced semantic reasoning processes to search through vast amounts of data to identify critical patterns of behavior, company officials say.

The contract comes from the Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (I2WD) at Fort Monmouth, N.J.

Modus Operandi will provide a semantic service-oriented architecture framework that will represent and extract temporal/event information from textual data and support temporal reasoning that accelerates intelligence analysis.

The idea is to extract descriptions of militarily significant events and their temporal features automatically from intelligence data.

"Intelligence analysts are swamped with information from a wide variety of sources, but this abundance of information hasn't paid off to its fullest extent because of the tremendous amount of manual (human) processing required to analyze it," says Richard Hull, vice president and chief scientist at Modus Operandi. "This capability will significantly reduce manual processing of intelligence that plagues Army analysts."

For more information contact Modus Operandi online at www.modusoperandi.com.

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