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Note: Many answers contain passages quoted in whole or in part from the text.
quiz is based on the information presented in Human-Centered Information Fusion, by David L. Hall and
John M. Jordan. Published by Artech House.
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1. What is human-centered information fusion?
a) The inclusion of human sensory
data in the processing of situational awareness
b) A nuclear power generation
process powered by human deuterium atoms
c) Wearable sensors to assist human navigation
d) A stylish term for being egotistical
2. How many model levels are there in
the JDL (Joint Director of Laboratories) model?
3. What is a "soft sensor?"
a) A fingertip, cheek, or toe
b) A processor
that handles many inputs at once for decision making
c) Sensing software
d) Flexible sensing devices
4. What is the "human landscape?"
a) Environmental (physical and emotional) entities generated
by human action and interaction
b) A cross-section of the human population
c) Human populations that have
been designed for a purpose
d) Political divisions
5. What is the term given
by the authors to the realm of human sensory input
6. Which of these objects serve as sensors for the "Global Neighborhood Watch?"
a) Cellphone traffic
b) Facebook postings
c) Human experience
d) All the above
7. What is data visualization?
a) The manner in which data is perceived
b) Looking at data while having it verbally explained
c) Presenting data in non-traditional manner to
accentuate important results
d) A traditional x-y or pie chart
8. What is
a) Influencing the population through audio broadcasts
b) Using properties of sound as a
c) Filtering out sound data
d) Amplifying sound sensor input to saturate a data set
9. What does IPB stand for?
a) Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield
c) Intentional Personal Boycotting
d) Idiomatic Predeterminate Buffering
10. Where was the term
"mega-collaboration" first applied?
a) From online game playing
b) To describe comprehensive Internet
c) Borrowed from a popular state lottery name
d) In a mathematical thesis citing factors using 10^6 or more
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