Information Integration for Counter Terrorism Activities: The Requirement for Context Mediation
14 Pages Posted: 13 Apr 2004
Date Written: November 2003
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
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