Where collection requirements are developed and the entire intelligence effort is managed
Inferential intelligence is the drawing of inferences from disconnected pieces of information available either publicly or collected through secondary research. Data gathering and classification has been automated to a considerable extent using the internet and semantic analysis tools.
TThe ability to analyze and draw conclusions from transactional, demographic and other types of stored data forms the basis for derived intelligence. Data mining, business analytics and predictive analytics are examples of derived intelligence,with business intelligence.
Where basic information is converted into a finished intelligence product through analysis, evaluation, comparison and integration
Where raw data is converted into a more usable form through mechanisms such as decryption, translation or computerized sorting