The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency has rolled out an automated event coder that works to identify almost 300 types of socio-political events in text.
IARPA funded the release of the Accurate Events from Natural Text software in efforts boost activity in the research community, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said Nov. 8.
Raytheon BBN Technologies created ACCENT under multiple government contracts and based the platform on the Statistical Entity and Relation Information Finding technology that was developed through Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency funds, ODNI added.
The U.S. Strategic Command uses ACCENT to help monitor systems and forecast national and international crises as part of the Office of Naval Research’s Worldwide Integrated Crisis Early Warning System program.
ODNI noted IARPA provided funds to further develop ACCENT under the Solutions for Event Coding seedling.