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Edge Analytics: Analysis of Social Media to Support Tactical Users

November 2015 Presentation
William Anderson, Keegan M. Williams

This presentation explores the architecture and implementation of Edge Analytics, discusses field trials, and presents findings from analyzing Twitter data related to the 2012 attack on the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

Abstract

The Advanced Mobile Systems Initiative at the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute has developed the Edge Analytics system that ingests open-source social-media data streams and identifies significant events and emerging trends in time to inform and influence operations. We will discuss the architecture and implementation of Edge Analytics; present findings from analyzing Twitter data related to the 2012 attack on the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi; discuss field trials with the Department of Defense, National Guard, and first responder communities; and demonstrate the system.