ONTOLOGY OF MILITARY INTELLIGENCE OBJECTIVE:To convey the many accepted definitions of military intelligence.
• Military Intelligence can be understood to be a few things.• Professors Kent and Laqueur state that intelligence is both an activity and a product of that activity. In other words, the act of collecting intelligence is considered intelligence, as is the information product that come out of the collection. (Source: CIA)• Lowenthal adds that the analysis of the collected information (to produce the products) is also considered intelligence.• Hence military intelligence is an activity, a product and also analysis.
• To model this definition, three classes are created: “Intelligence Discipline” which covers the act of collecting information, “Intelligence Product” and “Intelligence Analysis”.• A taxonomy is created for the first two of these classes. (See next two slides)
• All three taxonomies come under the class “Intelligence” and are linked via the is-a relationship.
• “Intelligence Analysis” uses formal analytical techniques. To capture this, an “Intelligence Analysis Technique” class is created, along with its taxonomy.
Other non is-a relationships:•“Intelligence Analysis” facilitates the generation of “IntelligenceProduct”.•A “Security Classification” is always assigned to “IntelligenceProduct”.•“Intelligence” has specific roles to play in national defence.•“Intelligence” is also organized by the various “Levels ofIntelligence”.•After capturing all these important relationships, the ontologylooks as shown in the next slide.