Expert on the Information Intelligence,
Tracking Information about Terrorists
Contact: Karl Luntta (518) 437-4980
(August 5, 2003) -- As the latest terror attack claims more
than a dozen lives in Jakarta, the question important to intelligence
communities world-wide is simple, but is in many ways the
hardest question of all: where is next?
of Computer Science and head of UAlbany's Institute for Informatics
Tomek Strzalkowski is an expert on information intelligence
and tracking information about terrorists. He is building
an automated question-answering system that would help analysts
flesh out seemingly unrelated information around the edges
of a problem; when added together, these facts may yield hypotheses
not considered before. "I am building an application
for the intelligence community for people whose job it is
to look at information coming from anywhere that may impact
on national security. Essentially it means being a detective,
a Sherlock Holmes, and remembering a piece you read a week
ago. This is where computers can help: Computers can remember
things forever and make the connections," said Strzalkowski.
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