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information gathering


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n information gathering the act of collecting information
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  • Ursula K. Le Guin
    “When action grows unprofitable, gather information; when information grows unprofitable, sleep.”


In literature:

The element of comic mystery thus introduced gave some piquancy to our informal gathering.
"Reminiscences, 1819-1899" by Julia Ward Howe
Some interesting information has been gathered concerning the literary taste of convicts.
"The Galaxy, May, 1877" by Various
I felt indeed that I would never have a better chance of gathering information than from conversation with this solitary woman.
"The Last Generation" by James Elroy Flecker
He was hidden at the Villa Quero last night and gathered information of the greatest importance.
"The Intriguers" by William Le Queux
They have gathered up information about many things.
"Letters from a Father to His Son Entering College" by Charles Franklin Thwing
We are here to gather information, and, of course, we would effect a rescue if possible.
"With Wolseley to Kumasi" by F.S. Brereton
He informed us that the sick and wounded were gathered in a company hospital about a quarter of a mile to the south.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
Gathering and distributing information.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
You've lived here for two years, and have been very busy travelling in your car and gathering information.
"Spies of the Kaiser" by William Le Queux
This time there was no investigation worthy of the name, if I have gathered my information carefully enough.
"The King of Arcadia" by Francis Lynde
With no effort on her part, Penny gathered many items of interesting information concerning Herman Crocker.
"Penny Nichols and the Knob Hill Mystery" by Joan Clark
She had already informed the gathering under the archway that she was a real lady.
"A Bed of Roses" by W. L. George
He knows every thing, it seems, and I gather valuable information rapidly.
"John Bull, Junior" by Max O'Rell
The invitations to these informal gatherings are either issued in friendly notes or on visiting cards.
"Manners and Rules of Good Society" by Anonymous
Incidentally, there should be emphasis of the instructive information gathered concerning animals and plants that are actors in the scenes.
"Special Method in Primary Reading and Oral Work with Stories" by Charles Alexander McMurry
After a day of unwinding, she was ready to get out and start gathering some information.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
By degrees the ingenuity of Wingie affords us more frequent snatches of conversation, and I gather valuable information about the prison.
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman
But she was reasonably certain Francine had gathered no information of great value.
"Behind the Green Door" by Mildred A. Wirt
Nor does the difficulty of gathering information afford an excuse.
"With God in the World" by Charles H. Brent
Could you gather no information concerning him?
"The Blacksmith's Hammer, or The Peasant Code" by Eugène Sue

In news:

The BBB found a very official-looking but fake email that will try to gather your sensitive information if you're not careful.
Editor's Note: The Salt Lake Tribune's pollster has identified flaws in gathering information for this poll.
The value of gathering information on body mass on patients or clients is the focus of a new podcast in the recently launched series titled Extracting Hidden Gems from Simple Clinical Measures : The Why, How, and Then What.
How do we gather our information.
Close to 50 industrial companies were attacked in recent months by a readily available Trojan designed for information gathering.
'Must-read' magazine article draws scrutiny to NSA 's information-gathering on Americans.
The PSCAA will be using electronic noses developed by a company called Odotech to gather information about odors from potential odor sources in the region, including the Cedar Grove facility.
Where we've been: Over the past three months our committee has gathered information from as many sources as possible.
In order to answer questions and gather community comments about the plan, the state police have invited the public to attend an "information sharing forum".
The Army's 1st Platoon, Delta Company, 2-2 Infantry has been working with the Afghan Army to gather information and keep insurgents away.
As people gathered to say their final goodbyes to Faith Hedgepeth, UNC announced a $25,000 reward for information into her death.
Gathering and Use of Information.
A privilege if the effect of asserting the privilege successfully would be to bar the authorities from gathering information about some matter which involves imminent harm.
After gathering information from seminar participants in October 1986, the quilters returned home and approached quilt shop owners Mary Zesiger and Carol Weaver about starting a chapter of the National Quilting Association in their shop.
An American health referral network gathers consumer information and passes into local licensed insurance agents who get in contact with these applicants within 24 hours.

In science:

Information Gathering Palns with Sensing Actions.
Information Integration and Computational Logic
AGNOSCO - a special type of artificial cells identifying infected nodes using the information gathered by components analyzing the network traffic - helps to keep the system free of infections and improves the performance significantly because common used systems mostly do not identify infected nodes.
Next Challenges in Bringing Artificial Immune Systems to Production in Network Security
In order to find such attacks, SANA combines the information gathered in different nodes for the identification of abnormal attacks through a more sophisticated information management.
Next Challenges in Bringing Artificial Immune Systems to Production in Network Security
Thus, in chapter 4, we gather little-known information concerning the statistical properties of realizations of the geometric Brownian motion, which play a significant role for the understanding of the roots and conditions of the validity of Zipf ’s law.
Theory of Zipf's Law and of General Power Law Distributions with Gibrat's law of Proportional Growth
In quantum optics, physicists produce quantum state of light and via QHT measurements, they gather independent identically distributed random variables containing information on the unknown, underlying quantum state ρ.
Nonparametric goodness-of fit testing in quantum homodyne tomography with noisy data
We have compared also the absolute magnitude distribution and the stellar mass distribution of these two populations to gather other information about their evolutionary status and to search for signs of different history of star formation and mass assembly.
The population of early-type galaxies at 1
In the growing amount of information gathered for more and more isotopes, the basic knowledge of where and how the isotopes were first produced tends to get lost.
Discovery of the Arsenic Isotopes
Moreover, while a lot of information has been gathered concerning the longitudinal structure of a fast moving nucleon (with respect to its direction of motion), very little is known about the transverse structure.
Azimuthal asymmetries in SIDIS off unpolarized targets at COMPASS
For this reason we will investigate here some very simple models for which some backgrounds are known in order to gather as much information as possible and test our general conclusions.
Covariant gauge invariant theory of Scalar Perturbations in $f(R)$-gravity: a brief review
If the scales comparable to the size of the compact directions have recently entered our horizon, we may gather information about the topology of our universe by examining, e.g., the temperature correlations in the CMB.
Anisotropic Kantowski-Sachs Universe from Gravitational Tunneling and its Observational Signatures
The main reason is to further utilize information gathered from the first stage so as to improve the efficiency in finitesample simulations, although it also means extra treatments in asymptotic arguments.
Asymptotic Optimality Theory For Decentralized Sequential Multihypothesis Testing Problems
The estimates (20) represent the conclusions we draw from the information gathered on the lattice until now.
Review of lattice results concerning low energy particle physics
Also, we will use the experimental results based on nuclear β decay and τ decay exclusively for comparison – the main aim of the present review is to assess the information gathered with lattice methods and to use it for testing the consistency of the SM and its potential to provide constraints for its extensions.
Review of lattice results concerning low energy particle physics
The first structure gathers the following information about all local minima (including the paraboloid minimum and the global one): coordinates of local minimizers, local minima values, and attraction regions radii.
Software for Generation of Classes of Test Functions with Known Local and Global Minima for Global Optimization
No-information leaking: Producing an exact clone of a state of a physical system is an extreme form of information gathering from the system.
Quantum Advantage in Communication Networks