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By Philippe Capet, Thomas Delavallade

ISBN-10: 1848216599

ISBN-13: 9781848216594

In the course of the reception of a bit of data, we're by no means passive. reckoning on its starting place and content material, from our own ideals and convictions, we bestow upon this piece of data, spontaneously or after mirrored image, a certain quantity of self belief. an excessive amount of self assurance exhibits a level of naivety, while an absolute loss of it condemns us as being paranoid. those attitudes are symmetrically unsafe, not just to the correct conception of this data but in addition to its use. past those extremes, every body more often than not adopts an intermediate place while confronted with the reception of data, counting on its provenance and credibility. We nonetheless have to comprehend and clarify how those decisions are conceived, in what context and to what end.
Spanning the techniques provided through philosophy, army intelligence, algorithmics and data technological know-how, this publication provides the strategies of knowledge and the arrogance positioned in it, the equipment that militaries, the 1st to pay attention to the necessity, have or must have followed, instruments to aid them, and the customers that they have got unfolded. past the army context, the booklet unearths how one can overview details for the nice of alternative fields reminiscent of monetary intelligence, and, extra globally, the informational tracking by means of governments and businesses.

Contents

1. info: Philosophical research and Strategic functions, Mouhamadou El Hady Ba and Philippe Capet.
2. Epistemic belief, Gloria Origgi.
three. the basics of Intelligence, Philippe Lemercier.
four. info overview within the army area: Doctrines, Practices and Shortcomings, Philippe Capet and Adrien Revault d’Allonnes.
five. Multidimensional method of Reliability overview of knowledge assets, Frédéric Pichon, Christophe Labreuche, Bertrand Duqueroie and Thomas Delavallade.
6. Uncertainty of an occasion and its Markers in usual Language Processing,
Mouhamadou El Hady Ba, Stéphanie Brizard, Tanneguy Dulong and Bénédicte Goujon.
7. Quantitative info assessment: Modeling and Experimental Evaluation,
Marie-Jeanne Lesot, Frédéric Pichon and Thomas Delavallade.
eight. whilst said details Is moment Hand, Laurence Cholvy.
nine. An structure for the Evolution of belief: Definition and effect of the mandatory Dimensions of Opinion Making, Adrien Revault d’Allonnes.

About the Authors

Philippe Capet is a undertaking supervisor and study engineer at Ektimo, operating mostly on details administration and keep watch over in army contexts.
Thomas Delavallade is a complicated reviews engineer at Thales Communications & defense, engaged on social media mining within the context of trouble administration, cybersecurity and the struggle opposed to cybercrime.

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Introduction xxxv Finally it must be made clear that those people mentioned above should not be held responsible if ever the reader, in disappointment, gives this book a poor score in his evaluation of the information transmitted by the collection of chapters. We and we alone are responsible for its content. 1. Introduction Nowadays, it is commonly considered that we live in an information society. Our civilization is abundantly fed by information and communication technology (ICT). In the military context, information has always been an invaluable and sought-after commodity to which special services are devoted.

In his book Information warfare [VEN 09], in the introduction the author refuses to define information warfare, because the domains it affects and the disciplines concerned are so many…. However, we can give a number of 9 See [CIC 12]. Information: Philosophical Analysis and Strategic Applications 17 observations which help to understand the fundamental mechanics of information warfare, from a conceptual point of view, without departing from the philosophical viewpoints presented above. 1. 1 shows a reproduction of that part of the tree diagram which is of interest to us in this chapter.

The extreme case involving players in latent or open warfare lends information the status of a military tool. In classic military treatises such as Sun Tzu’s Art of War8, information plays a crucial role in victory as a tool of “soft power” – either in addition to or instead of the weapons of the so-called material fields. By using it, the combatant is able to adopt a position in immaterial fields. As well as, or instead of, fighting in the physical areas of land, sea, air and space, he positions himself in the far more 8 See [SUN 94].

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