Harvesting Deep Web Content for Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

Frequent “KellBlog” (just trying it on for size, see previous post) readers should know that I have a keen interest in open source intelligence (OSINT) both because we do a fair bit of business within the intelligence community at Mark Logic and because I’m inherently fascinated by the notion of things hiding in plain sight. It must be the math puzzle guy in me, but there is something really cool about linking together a series of public information and transforming it into actionable intelligence.

I think Malcom Gladwell’s New Yorker article, Open Secrets, about which I blogged here, is a fascinating piece of work and a must-read for anyone with an interest in OSINT. More recently, I did a post on an OSINT article in, of all places, USA Today.

The purpose of this post is to highlight an upcoming webinar entitled Harvesting Deep Web Content for OSINT where we are participating along with BrightPlanet. The webinar features Mark Logic Federal CTO Chris Biow and William Bushee, VP of development at BrightPlanet.

While I’ve never seen William present, I can say that Chris Biow is both an excellent presenter and a highly knowledgeable individual in search, database, text mining, and semantic web-ish technologies.

It’s on June 30, 2009 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time. For (a little bit) more information, go here.

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One response to “Harvesting Deep Web Content for Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

  1. Good post, HERE is an article that adds some additional detail to the topic and a good set of links to the deep web search engines and other helpful sites. Bright Planet is listed in the post, good to hear about activities with them.

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