The current issue of the IRW newsletter is available now.
In this issue:
Featuring article: Data Mining Dates
QA: Excel Vector Normalization
Who is Who in IR: Stephen Robertson
Top CS Departments: School of Informatics, City University, London
Historical Notes: Mark and Colossus Computers
Outstanding Graduate Theses
Calls and Events
The abstract of the featuring article is given below.
In this issue of the newsletter we examine the extraction of intelligence from dates. At first, a discussion on dates seems an unnecessary exercise. After all, many are inclined to take dates at face-value. But a date is more than a one-liner of information extracted from a calendar, headline, or footer. In the intelligence community, for example, dates provide a great amount of information about events, people, organized crime, terrorism, money laundering, unexpected situations, accidents, plots, chains of custody, validations, etc. Indeed, a date is a unique form of metadata, not to mention that these can be either relative or absolute. They can also be part of encryption schemes.