Month: March 2014

Links 3/20/14

Can Big Data Shape A Better Future? Quid is Paving the Way  EMC Big Data Blog

Irish startup Aylien is the everyman of natural-language processing  GigaOM

Choices: ‘Why Ethics Are My Top Priority’ – How Heath Gross, a former counterintelligence agent, used his military skills to build a successful — and ethical — company   AmEx OpenForum

Sentiment Analysis Innovation Sources  Breakthrough Analysis

Popular Science – In the Internet era, research moves from professionals’ labs to amateurs’ homes   Harvard Magazine

Deep Web Intelligence Platform: 6 Plus Capabilities Necessary for Finding Signals in the Noise    Data Scientist Insights

Tapping the power of hidden influencers  McKinsey Quarterly

Tools – Analysis of Competing Hypotheses

The Open Source Analysis of Competing Hypotheses Project:

A free, open source tool for complex research problems.

A software companion to a 30+ year-old CIA research methodology, Open Source Analysis of Competing Hypotheses (ACH) will help you think objectively and logically about overwhelming amounts of data and hypotheses. It can also guide research teams toward more productive discussions by identifying the exact points of contention.

Palo Alto Research Center ACH 2.0.5

About this Software

This software was developed by Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) in collaboration with Richards J. Heuer, Jr.It was developed for use by the U.S. Intelligence Community with funding from the Intelligence Community’s Advanced Research and Development Activity (ARDA) and the Office of Naval Research (ONR).

In distributing ACH, PARC is making the presently downloadable version of the program available to the general public at no cost when used for non-commercial or educational purposes subject to the terms and conditions of its end user license.