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Social Sensing Emerges as a Tool for Army Leaders


Aspects of social sensing.

U.S. Army and university scientists are working to develop social sensing to better help commanders on the battlefield assess and comprehend the accuracy and true meaning of information.

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U.S. Army and university scientists are turning to problems with social media to create social sensing as a scientific discipline.

For the Army, this emerging science is expected to help commanders assess information on the battlefield.

The proliferation of computers and wireless communications has led to a huge volume of information that is difficult to assess on the battlefield, says U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) researcher Lance Kaplan.

ARL scientists, along with scientists from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, found a similar problem with data volume in social media that makes it difficult to ascertain credibility.

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