The Defense Department is studying blogs.
Dr. Brian E. Ulicny, senior scientist, and Dr. Mieczyslaw M. Kokar, president, Versatile Information Systems Inc., Framingham, Mass., will receive approximately $450,000 in funding for the 3-year project entitled “Automated Ontologically-Based Link Analysis of International Web Logs for the Timely Discovery of Relevant and Credible Information.”
“It can be challenging for information analysts to tell what’s important in blogs unless you analyze patterns,” Ulicny said.
Patterns include the content of the blogs as well as what hyperlinks are contained within the blog.
Hmmm. Sounds a bit like the NSA telephone data mining. [via Sploid]