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"The Dirty Dozen": An Overview of Natural Language Information Assurance and Security

Victor Raskin - Purdue University

Oct 15, 2003


The seminar has the dual goal of introducing the information assurance and security (IAS) students to the important and largely underdeveloped natural language (NL) facet of IAS and the natural language processing (NLP) students to the rapidly growing field of NLP applications to IAS. The NL facet of IAS will be presented as consisting of two rather different enterprises. The first and more obvious one, natural language information assurance (NL IA), deals with protecting NL information on computer systems by guaranteeing its authenticity and preventing its misuse and abuse; as such, it is largely a part of the digital rights protection effort. While finding some methodology in the preceding work useful, especially the statistical methods, the mainstay of the IAS work on images, the CERIAS effort has been based on the most semantically advanced approach to NLP, ontological semantics, supplemented by shallow semantics and statistical methods and often scaled back to the

About the Speaker

Victor Raskin is Professor of Linguistics, the founder (in 1979) of the Program in Linguistics and, until 1999, its chair, and also the founder (in 1986) and coordinator of the Purdue Natural Language Processing Laboratory. He is also Charter Member (since 1999), Internal Advisory Board, CERIAS, and, since 2002, Associate Director of CERIAS. Together with Professor Mikhail Atallah, he has pioneered research on the interface of natural language processing and information security. For more on Professor Raskin\'s accomplishments, check out his entire biography and CV.

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