Michael Cooney reports that next month the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is set to detail “the union of advanced technologies from artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, machine learning, natural-language fields it hopes to bring together to build an automated system that will let analysts and others better grasp meanings from large volumes of text documents.”

DARPA stated, “Automated, deep natural-language understanding technology may hold a solution for more efficiently processing text information. When processed at its most basic level without ingrained cultural filters, language offers the key to understanding connections in text that might not be readily apparent to humans. Sophisticated artificial intelligence of this nature has the potential to enable defense analysts to efficiently investigate orders of magnitude more documents so they can discover implicitly expressed, actionable information contained within them.”

Cooney noted, “Technology developed within the Deep Exploration and Filtering of Text (DEFT)  program is expected to provide the capability to identify and interpret both explicit and implicit information from highly ambiguous and vague narrative text, and integrate individual facts into large domain models for assessment, planning and prediction, DARPA stated.”

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