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Dealing with Documents in other Languages

January 28, 2014

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High-stake investigations and eDiscovery projects are not limited by national boundaries and no investigator can afford to miss relevant information because it is in a foreign language and the cost of translation is too high. Multi-lingual text collection hide more complexities than it initially look like, because, in addition to differences in character sets and […]

Automatic Fraud Triangle Analytics made possible with Text-Mining and Content Analytics

January 21, 2014

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Economic crimes such as corruption and fraud are difficult to detect and prevent, but the financial and reputational consequences and the growing public and political demand for harsh action on corporates whose employees break the law are forcing companies to review their security and compliance policies to limit the extent to which fraud can take […]

How Technology can Help Investigators to Discovery the Golden W’s

January 13, 2014

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The answers to the “Five W’s” that every investigator knows from school form the basis of the complete story of an investigation: • Who is it about? • What happened? • When did it take place? • Where did it take place? • Why did it happen? Some investigators add a sixth and seven question, […]

The Essential Role of Technology for Law Enforcement and Internal Investigations

December 16, 2013

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Almost every crime leaves a proverbial “paper trail”, but when the probative information spans a vast volume of confiscated documents, electronic records, e-mail, wiretap transcripts, observation reports, cold cases, intelligence, information from telecom and internet providers, handwritten notes, audio files, pictures, video’s and social network posts, it is hard to link and combine all these […]

Language is Not Just a Jumbled Bag of Words: Why Natural Language Processing Makes a Difference in Content Analytics

March 27, 2012

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State-of-the art text analysis supports multiple languages, which is critical when investigations go global and involve collections of information in various languages. In such scenarios, the technology obviously adapts to differences in character sets and words, but the tools also need to incorporate statistics and linguistic properties (i.e., conjunction, grammar, sentiments or meanings) of a […]

Text Analysis: The next step for eDiscovery, Legacy Information Clean-up and Enterprise Information Archiving

December 16, 2011

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Text and content analysis differs from traditional search in that, whereas search requires a user to know what he or she is looking for, text analysis attempts to discover information in a pattern that is not known beforehand. One of the most compelling differences with regular (web) search is that typical search engines are optimized […]

Visual Information Retrieval: the Next challenge in Information Management

November 7, 2011

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In the past 20 years, a lot of research has been done towards visual information retrieval on pictures and video files. Not all of it has been successful. But on the last years, the quality of these visual search engines has reached levels that are beginning to be acceptable for eDiscovery, compliance, law enforcement and […]