Acta Universitatis Danubius. Relationes Internationales, Vol 12, No 1 (2019)

Role of Assumptions in Security Environment Analysis

Mircea Mocanu

Abstract


In the Information Age, the information overload transfers the burden of informationbusiness from obtaining data and information to its selection and processing, in the effort to producestudies or intelligence useful for international relations management. The criterion for selectinginformation is its relevance for a specific analytical task. By information relevance one canunderstand the degree of association between certain information and the issue of interest, or themeasure that information matches the requirements for clearing the analytical problem. How can thisbe established? Of course, not directly, because there is no map of connections within information,although a key-word list or an index of terms might be available.


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