Physics Alum Highlighted in Nature
Dewey Murdick (BS Physics 1999) made the news last month in the article “Text-mining offers clues to success” appearing in the May 2014 issue of Nature, an International Weekly Journal of Science of high repute. The article highlighted one of the many projects Murdick manages for the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) Foresight and Understanding with Scientific Exposition (FUSE) program.
“So far, it has performed more than 2 million analyses of past data to pick out key advances," says Murdick in reference to his innovative software that reviews multilingual data from scientific, technical, and patent literature. "From these, it has identified several hundred indicators, such as new collaborations or expressions of excitement in text, that highlight emerging areas now."
FUSE seeks to build capabilities and methodologies that assist a diverse set of analysts (e.g., national security, research evaluation, and business intelligence) in prioritizing new claims, methods, and technologies from around the world.
To learn more about this new software and its significant predictive power which puts it on track to forecast the launch of new products and other applications, refer to the full-text article.
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