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Information Evaluation by Philippe Capet, Thomas Delavallade

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction

Chapter 1 Information: Philosophical Analysis and Strategic Applications

1.1. Introduction

1.2. State of the art in philosophy

1.3. Information warfare

1.4. Conclusion. Comprehending information in order to evaluate it

1.5. Bibliography

Chapter 2 Epistemic Trust

2.1. Introduction

2.2. What is social epistemology?

2.3. History of the discipline

2.4. Social epistemology and externalism

2.5. Realism and constructivism in social epistemology

2.6. Believing other people

2.7. Reductionism and antireductionism

2.8. Trust and communication

2.9. Conclusion

2.10. Bibliography

Chapter 3 The Fundamentals of Intelligence

3.1. Introduction

3.2. Information evaluation in the language of intelligence

3.3. Attempt to formalize generic models appropriate for the new issues facing the intelligence services

3.4. Conclusion

3.5. Bibliography

Chapter 4 Information Evaluation in the Military Domain: Doctrines, Practices and Shortcomings

4.1. Introduction

4.2. Presentation of the existing situation

4.3. Illustrative scenario with multi-sourced information

4.4. From an inaccurate definition to an attractive but unusable concept

4.5. A few suggested refinements to information evaluation techniques

4.6. Conclusion and future prospects

4.7. Bibliography

Chapter 5 Multidimensional Approach to Reliability Evaluation of Information Sources

5.1. Introduction

5.2. Multi-criteria aggregation by the Choquet integral: application to the evaluation of the reliability of sources ...

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