Automatic Document Declassification
I'll be honest: I'm not exactly sure what kind of technological solution you can build to facilitate declassification. From the way the challenge is structured, it sounds like a semantic-search problem: Plug in keywords that help you comb through deserts of stored information in the bowels of the Pentagon and the intelligence community, and figure out whether the results of the fishing expedition can be tossed out from the depths onto dry land in accordance with declassification policies. But that's a matter of building an algorithm, something that might be too, well, quotidian for Darpa.
Posted on September 17, 2010 at 10:15 AM • 13 Comments