SAS Public Safety and Defence Group invites you to attend the second seminar in our nine-part 2014 SAS Public Safety Seminar Series. In this complimentary breakfast seminar, SAS Public Safety experts will share the newest technologies to extract knowledge and insight from text-based documents to manage proactively defense and security agendas.

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Text Analytics for Public Safety – Identify emerging threats with Text Analytics
Technical Track   

There is a wealth of untapped information in the free-form text available to public safety organizations – including social media, reports, comments, email, abstracts and survey data – that may provide additional signals on emerging trends and potential threats.  Because of the ambiguity and numerous ways that text can be interpreted, it’s not easy to discern, quantify, analyze or exploit insights from text-based data.  This technical session will provide the methods and technologies that will enable you to drive insight from unstructured data for better decisions.

Topics to be covered:

  • How text analytics is used in the threat environment (Demonstration)
  • Public safety framework : user interface/analytics layer/data layer
  • Taxonomy creation and how it’s used for analytics
  • Sentiment analytics
  • Application program interfaces (API), crawlers and data aggregators
Event Details

Date & Time:
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Registration & Breakfast:
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

SAS Institute – Ottawa
360 Albert Street
Suite 1600
Ottawa, ON, K1R 7X7
(613) 231-8503


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