Supporting reasoning and communication for intelligence officers
by Claus Atzenbeck, David L. Hicks, Nasrullah Memon
International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations (IJNVO), Vol. 8, No. 1/2, 2011

Abstract: Based on the emergent nature of terrorist groups, we propose a spatial hypertext as a tool for intelligence analysts for representing, reasoning upon and communicating information. Furthermore, we evaluate awareness as an important feature for analysts to realise hidden associations between various people or objects. We also evaluate and discuss versioning, which plays an important role for knowledge workers, including intelligence officers, especially in collaborative work environments. Finally, we discuss our prototype Socs, a general spatial structure application with high-level support for awareness, under the umbrella of intelligence analysis requirements.

Online publication date: Tue, 30-Nov-2010

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