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DesktopWeb FormText   book : Homeland SecuritySun, 13 Feb 2005 20:08:33 GMT # 

(by Jesus Mena) this was an ok book. its sort of like a high level requirements document for what needs to be done for homeland security. the main topics discussed are : aggregation, integration, collaboration, categorization, intelligence, and mining. for each topic, the author gives an overview and introduces some software products that could be applied. the problem here is that he concentrated mostly on the products themselves, when i would be more interested in the techniques that the products were using. anyway, the 1st 3 topics were boring; aggregation, integration, and collaboration are just basic programming tasks. it was more interesting when he got to categorization, intelligence and mining. these topics were more interesting because they required some form of AI to handle the overload of information. the book was biased towards bottom-up and unsupervised learning techniques. this makes sense, because we only have training data from 1 terrorist attack