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Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Selects Expert System

17 July 2012

17 July 2012

Expert System today announced the renewal of its collaboration with the Crisis Unit of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the implementation of its Cogito Intelligence Platform for the access and analysis of strategic information. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Crisis Unit is responsible for protecting and assisting Italian citizens abroad.

The ever increasing amounts of information available online underscores the importance of accessing and analyzing available data streams. Integrating this with existing organizational information provides a significant advantage, and is where semantic technology excels.

“Being able to intercept and take advantage of certain indicators or signals on the web is difficult without sophisticated tools and instruments for analysis,” said Claudio Taffuri, Advisor and Director of the Crisis Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “By quickly and accurately identifying strategic data, semantic technology allows us to make more informed decisions and to do a better job of protecting our citizens around the world.”

“This collaboration confirms the ability of Cogito for the accurate and effective analysis of data gathered from the web and social media,” said Luca Scagliarini, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Expert System. “For government agencies, the need for accurate, early notification of global signals is critical, and this renewal proves Cogito a reliable, essential intelligence technology.”

Cogito is based on an advanced semantic analysis engine and a complete semantic network, enabling the deep understanding of any type of text with speed and precision. The Cogito Intelligence Platform provides the Crisis Unit with a single platform for information access, analysis and sharing, and its multi-language capability provides essential support for global risk analysis.