Mining User-Generated Content for Security

Research Article

Automated Event Extraction in the Domain of Border Security

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-12630-7_40,
        author={Martin Atkinson and Jakub Piskorski and Hristo Tanev and Eric Goot and Roman Yangarber and Vanni Zavarella},
        title={Automated Event Extraction in the Domain of Border Security},
        proceedings={Mining User-Generated Content for Security},
        keywords={event extraction from on-line news border security text analysis open source intelligence},
  • Martin Atkinson
    Jakub Piskorski
    Hristo Tanev
    Eric Goot
    Roman Yangarber
    Vanni Zavarella
    Year: 2012
    Automated Event Extraction in the Domain of Border Security
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-12630-7_40
Martin Atkinson1,*, Jakub Piskorski2,*, Hristo Tanev1,*, Eric Goot1,*, Roman Yangarber3,*, Vanni Zavarella1,*
  • 1: Joint Research of the European Commission
  • 2: Frontex
  • 3: University of Helsinki
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This paper gives an overview of an ongoing effort to construct tools for automating the process of extracting structured information about border-security related events from on-line news. The paper describes our overall approach to the problem, the system architecture and event information access and moderation.