Interaction of Language, Culture and Cognition in Group Dynamics for Understanding the Adversary

  title={Interaction of Language, Culture and Cognition in Group Dynamics for Understanding the Adversary},
  author={Marion G. Ceruti and Scott C. McGirr and Joan L. Kaina},
Abstract : This paper describes an analytical study of language, culture, cognition, and their contribution to concepts in an upper ontology to support asymmetric and irregular warfare for the U.S. Marine Corps. This ontology is designed to interact with decision-support applications for fighting the global war on terror. The long-term goal of this effort is to understand and predict the actions of terrorist individuals and groups from diverse cultures. The fusion of language and cultural… Expand

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