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Alert Response & Intelligent Search


Additional Level III Functionality

Conceptual Retrieval and Search

Content can be searched simultaneously in any language and any format, wherever it is stored. Search options include: Conceptual Search, Natural Language Retrieval, Query By Example, Refine By Example and Cross-Language Search. The technology retrieves and returns references to conceptually related information and results are presented with summaries and hyperlinks to similar information instantly and automatically.


This feature enables automated matching and identifying of similar pieces of information. Powerful automatic hyperlinking functionality identifies vital relationships between information, enabling intelligent contextual crossreferencing of content without the need for user input.

By completely removing the requirement for manual input through its use of intelligent conceptual and contextual association, Virage ensures the instantly generated links are always up-to-date and highly relevant to users. For example, if CSM and Level III Command and Control were deployed to monitor vehicles and containers at a port, the technology could make intelligent associations between information in a police database, imagery captured by DVR/NVR and data within CSM, to report stolen or illegitimate vehicles and/or drivers. The technology might also link to further intelligence of other illicit activities being performed by these vehicle drivers. Not only are people kept informed of the latest, most relevant information but also - in this way - duplication and time spent navigating for information and overall costs are significantly reduced:

• Reduces the cost of maintaining unstructured information within any environment

• Reduces the time taken to navigate to related information

• Reduces duplication of effort

• Keeps people informed and right up-to-date

• Retains browsers or consumers on a website through dynamically recommending further content and products


Automatic Clustering enables organizations to analyze large sets of document data or even user-profile information and automatically identify inherent information clusters and consequently trends and themes. Clustering provides organizations with instant high-level visibility of the knowledge base, eliminating knowledge gaps and enabling the organization to react quickly where necessary. For example, using Level III Command and Control, number/license plates captured by ANPR could be clustered and matched against a police database. In this way, potential correlations within data - such as repeat offences committed by the same driver attempting to disguise his actions by using different vehicles - could be uncovered and action taken to prevent future occurrences of the same instance. Other benefits include:

• Instant high-level visibility of the knowledge base

• Automatically identifies information trends and themes

• Eliminates knowledge gaps

• Optimizes an organization's information flow

• Reacts to information changes

Powerful visualization tools make it easy for users to understand and interpret data sets. Virage provides two intuitive Java-based user interfaces to make clusters visible:

• 2D Cluster Map: is used to identify conceptual similarities and differences between clusters and display them in 2D. Based on Java Server Pages (JSP), the landscape is generated from the interrelationships between clusters and the documents contained within those clusters. Designed to provide a single overview of the clusters contained within the data, clusters that are close together correlate to higher degrees of similarity, whilst dissimilar clusters are situated further apart.

• Spectrograph: this user interface displays the relationship between clusters in successive periods and sets of data. Clusters are presented as a JSP-based 3D spectrograph whereby the x-axis represents information over time (enabling users to visualize how clusters develop over a given time period), whilst the y-axis represents the range of concepts defined within the knowledge base. Spectro

Automatic Profiling

Automatic Profiling can be used by organizations to accurately understand individuals’ interests based on browsing, content consumption or content contribution. By generating a multi-faceted conceptual profile of each user, based on both explicit profiles (agents) and implicit profiles (click-through and submission), the feature creates a very current understanding of user interests without the need for any explicit input on their part. Profiling facilitates and speeds up surveillance operations as it enables vital intelligence to be delivered to the user without their needing to actively search for it.

Personalized Agents

Personalized Agents can be set up to proactively deliver highly relevant, accurate information to users. Agents can be trained to look for conceptually related themes from concepts a user defines either implicitly or explicitly as part of their profile. By continuously monitoring live information streams and matching relevant, conceptually related content against profiles, Agents can uncover data that may potentially hold new significance for intelligence operations – increasing overall knowledge and improving response rates. Through its automatic approach, Agents assist surveillance staff to monitor activity and information which may potentially be critical and which might otherwise have been missed or required significant investigative processes to discover.

Intelligent Alerting

Advanced Alerting functionality monitors information in order to automatically and instantly alert users to information which may be of interest to them based on their profile or the agents they have set up. For example, if a surveillance officer had set up agents to monitor and deliver information on a particular suspect, if the agents detected similarly conceptually related activity being discussed by another person, the system could automatically trigger an alert in order for security staff to be alerted to this potential correlation. Instant alert mechanisms could be web interfaces, e-mails, SMS or digital alarms amongst others.


Command and Control Level III is a scalable, data agnostic platform, independent and modular by design, which can very simply be integrated into current or legacy systems to provide automatic conceptual analysis across all data and deliver a unified intelligence exchange across all platforms. The system acts as an intelligent ‘information brokerage’ to aggregate, combine and deliver a unified stream of information from a variety of applications and sources even when they fail to share a common language, data structure and format, logic or communication methodology. Command and Control Level III can seamlessly be integrated with Security and Surveillance EPOS, CSM, ANPR and iSAS for advanced intelligence operations.