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Raytheon BBN to Help IARPA Find New Tech in Journals; Lance Ramshaw Comments

RaytheonBBNLogoA Raytheon subsidiary has won a new $1.7 million funding round to help the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity detect emerging technologies in journals.

Raytheon BBN Technologies will implement models to process texts, rank areas according to significance and provide multilingual technologies under the second phase of the Foresight and Understanding from Scientific Exposition program, Raytheon said Tuesday.

IARPA intends for the program to develop automated methods that help analysts and subject-matter experts identify emerging technologies in published literature.

“We are exploring theories and models to scan the scientific, technical and patent literature around the world to detect emerging technical capabilities,” said Lance Ramshaw, FUSE principal investigator for Raytheon BBN Technologies.

The subsidiary previously received $5.2 million in FUSE’s first phase to develop analytical and algorithmic systems for analyzing printed materials.

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