Saturday, July 08, 2006

Boing Boing: Air Force to spend $450K datamining blogs for war on terror

Boing Boing: Air Force to spend $450K datamining blogs for war on terror: " The Air Force Office of Scientific Research recently began funding a new research area that includes a study of blogs. Blog research may provide information analysts and warfighters with invaluable help in fighting the war on terrorism.

Dr. Brian E. Ulicny, senior scientist, and Dr. Mieczyslaw M. Kokar, president, Versatile Information Systems Inc., Framingham, Mass., will receive approximately $450,000 in funding for the 3-year project entitled “Automated Ontologically-Based Link Analysis of International Web Logs for the Timely Discovery of Relevant and Credible Information.”

“It can be challenging for information analysts to tell what’s important in blogs unless you analyze patterns,” Ulicny said.

I wonder what it costs the gov to come up with the title of the project!!! Jesus H. Fuckin' Bureaucratic Christ!


Kristie said...

OMG.... does this mean I'll get a visit from the feds?

TxGoodie said...

Beats the heck outta me, Kristie...but anything to spend the taxpayer's money seems to be the Nat'l motto. These are the same folks that are fighting the War On Crime...and we all know how that's going...