Defence & Law Enforcement

Today’s fight against crime and terrorism must cover all online and offline channels where criminal offenders, terrorists and drug traffickers communicate their views and plan their actions. The detection, identification, interpretation and assessment of the operational implications of these communications are prime missions of intelligence and law-enforcement agencies (LEAs).

 In counter-terrorism operations, tens of millions of documents are seized or intercepted annually. Western intelligence agencies, militaries, and law enforcement agencies face a common need to efficiently and rapidly extract information of high intelligence value contained in such documents and to pass the intelligence on for operational exploitation. However, the sheer quantity of the material is staggering so that current methods of triage and intelligence extraction are too slow, labor intensive and miss cultural and religious allusions that may be the key to future dangers. Current means for identifying names and matching them to watch lists also suffer from low accuracy and cases of terrorists who slipped through the net are numerous.