6.03.2005

Concept chaining

CNET News

The folks at UBuffalo are working a search tool that can trace similar concepts (rather than hyperlinks) across multiple documents. Their immediate purpose is to develop a better counter-terrorism tool, but it doesn't take an enormous amount of creativity to realize that this could be rather useful for a range of more gentle purposes (e.g., tracing political rhetoric, identifying cliques).

Of course, it could also produce something
über-scary.

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