News mining for border security Intelligence
Author: M. Atkinson, J. Belayeva, V. Zavarella, J. Piskorski, S. Huttunen, A. Vihavainen, R. Yangarber.
This presentation gives an overview of an effort to construct OSINT (Open-Source Intelligence) tools for Frontex, the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union, to facilitate automating the process of extracting structured knowledge from on-line news articles on border-security related events at the EU borders and in related third countries. A particular focus is on incidents and developments which are of relevance in the context of illegal migration. This includes: (a) illegal migration incidents (e.g., illegal border crossing attempts), (b) related cross-border crime (e.g., human/arms/drug trafficking), (c) related crisis events (e.g., terrorist attacks, outbreaks of infectious disease).
Conference paper In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI 2010), Vancouver, British Coulmbia, Canada, 2010.