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NARA, Public Interest Declassification Board Eye Automation for Govt Doc Analysis

archive inventoryThe National Archives and Records Administration and the Public Interest Declassification Board are exploring the use of automation tools to declassify some government documents, FCW reported Thursday.

Adam Mazmanian writes the software tools perform initial document review to help human analysts make decisions on the redaction, reclassification or release of the materials.

“Automation can help humans work more efficiently by drawing attention to critical questions and highlighting items that it would take people a long time to scan for in documents,” Cheryl Martin, pilot lead at the Applied Research Laboratories of the University of Texas, said at a PIDB meeting.

“It can also make humans more effective by bringing to bear external information.”

Three pilots were held at the laboratories’ Center for Content Understanding and produced the Sensitive Content Identification and Marking tool, Mazmanian reports.

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