Information Integration for Counter Terrorism Activities: The Requirement for Context Mediation

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Nazli Choucri

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Political Science

Stuart Madnick

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

Allen Moulton

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Michael Siegel

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

Hongwei (Harry) Zhu

University of Massachusetts Lowell; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Old Dominion University

Date Written: November 2003

Abstract

The National Research Council has noted that although there are many private and public databases that contain information potentially relevant to counterterrorism programs, they lack the necessary context definitions (i.e., metadata) and access tools to enable interoperation with other databases and the extraction of meaningful and timely information. In this paper we present examples of these problems and a technology developed at MIT, called context mediation, which provides a novel approach for addressing these problems.

Keywords: context mediation, heterogeneous contexts

Suggested Citation

Choucri, Nazli and Madnick, Stuart E. and Moulton, Allen and Siegel, Michael and Zhu, Hongwei, Information Integration for Counter Terrorism Activities: The Requirement for Context Mediation (November 2003). MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4479-03; CISL Working Paper No. 2003-09. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=529703 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.529703

Nazli Choucri

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Political Science ( email )

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Stuart E. Madnick (Contact Author)

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Allen Moulton

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ( email )

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Michael Siegel

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management ( email )

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Hongwei Zhu

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HOME PAGE: http://www.odu.edu/~hzhu

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