Information Processing - Evaluating the threat
VIPAR goes where no other software has dared to go. The Virtual Information Processing Agent Research system—developed by Tom Potok and others at Oak Ridge National Laboratory—collects, organizes and displays information from various electronic information sources. It can be used by the military, intelligence and business communities to provide timely, coherent information summaries of world news and intelligence from web-based sources. VIPAR differs from other software or search engines in that it interrogates each source according to user-defined rules and clusters information according to content similarity. This means it can be useful in evaluating possible terrorist threats or other issues related to national security. The original software was developed from a need for modeling on-demand manufacturing techniques.
December 01, 2002