Oak Ridge lab's scalable software shows why it could be of value to investigators, researchers and analysts, especially once it adds Raptor, a metadata tool.
ORNL's text analytics software sees documents as mathematical vectors, clustering them according to their similarities.
Nearly nine years in the making, the agent-based software, available to other agencies, clusters huge volumes of text documents into groups that are easily processed.
Agencies that deal with the public in any way -- and what agencies don't? -- should be using this data mining technology now, experts say, because they'll be doing a lot of it in the future.
A DHS-funded collaborative mines data from poison centers, EMS reports, population, health care infrastructure, social media and other sources.
With natural language processing and statistical pattern analysis, agencies can dive deep into the tea leaves of public sentiment to detect signs of terrorism, fraud and any number of other activities. They just don’t always want to talk about it.
The agency's Aviation Safety Program analyzes incident reports from pilots, air traffic controllers and others to find trouble before it strikes.