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Methods and Apparatus for Reasoning About Information Fusion Approaches

United States Patent Application

20080288425
A1
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Methods and apparatus for reasoning about information fusion approaches are described according to some aspects. In one aspect, a method for reasoning about information fusion approaches comprises selecting one or more information fusion approaches for evaluation, and applying the approaches to two or more sets of data. The selection of information fusion approaches can be based on a taxonomy that classifies information fusion algorithms. The impact of each of the applied information fusion approaches can then be conveyed to a user, wherein the conveyed impact is based on one or more impact measures.
Posse, Christian (Seattle, WA), Beagley, Nathaniel (Richland, WA), Spindola, Jorge F. Reyes (Richland, WA), Tratz, Stephen C. (Richland, WA), White, Amanda M. (Kennewick, WA)
11/ 749,916
May 17, 2007
[0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0576RL01830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.