This new resource provides a coherent, intuitive, and theoretical foundation for the fusion and exploitation of traditional sensor data as well as text-based information. In addition to presenting a detailed discussion of base-level data fusion requirements, a variety of higher level exploitation algorithms are presented that perform fully automated relationship discovery, rank interest level of entities, and support context-sensitive behavior understanding (both static and dynamic context). This book identifies eight canonical fusion forms as well as twenty foundational fusion services to enable formal mapping between models and services. Normalization and representation processes for (hard) sensor data and (soft) semantic data are described as well as methods for combining hard and soft data.
Richard Antony is a retired Chief Scientist formally of Leidos Corporation and VSG. He received both BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. Mr. Antony holds one US patent and is the recipient of both the US Army R&D Achievement and the Joe Mignogna data fusion awards.
Introduction & Background; Foundational Theory; Prototype Implementation; Higher Level Reasoning; Special Functions; The Way Ahead; Refinement Extensions, Binary Fusion, Putting it all Together: Implementing the Analytic Workflow; Reasoning Paradigms; Spatial Reasoning Support; Temporal Reasoning Support; Summary and Next Steps.