The CIA takes an interest in Narrative Science’s quick summaries of big data


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While visualizations have gotten plenty of attention as options for getting good stuff out of data, In-Q-Tel’s investment in Narrative Science suggests information in paragraphs could work too.

Carla Gentry CSPO‘s insight:

It’s hard to dispute the federal government’s claims to having big data — specifically the speed at which it comes in and the sheer size of it all. This point came through crystal-clear at GigaOM’s Structure:Data conference in March, when the CIA’s chief technology officer, Ira “Gus” Hunt, talked up the importance of being able to spot the important stuff amid vast and growing supplies of data, with more inputs coming online all the time. And at least in the CIA, that ability might not be at the level it should be:

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