Cognitive Computing Might Offer Another Way to Wrangle Big Data.

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Governments face many challenges, including the need to engage citizens, increasing operational risk and complexity, growing demand for services, and resource constraints. "Mission: Possible your Cognitive Future in Government," a paper from the IBM Institute for Business Value, suggests "cognitive computing" as a way for governments to wrangle the massive amount of data available to them, and "help bridge the gap between data quantity and data insights."

Cognitive-based systems can build knowledge, understand natural language, and provide confidence-weighted responses. These systems are also able to identify new patterns and insights. They can learn and construct knowledge from...

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