FBI signs on with Arabic translator service

The FBI now has access to an online service that its employees can use to screen TV broadcasts and receive alerts when specified words are used, either on English-language networks or networks broadcasting in Arabic. Critical Mention Inc. of New York City provides the service to multiple users at the bureau.

The TV monitoring service generates alerts, via a satellite or terrestrial broadcast network, of the use of a specified word or term. A system user views a screen that provides, among other features, an opportunity for 'advanced search,' which limits an inquiry by the network monitored by other dimensions. Once the user has crafted a search that limits the inquiry to a targeted word or phrase, the system generates a response that includes text and video clips of the use of that term.

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