2010/041 - Exploiting Semantic Annotations for Digital Investigations
Nikolaos Lagos, Stefania Castellani, Aaron Kaplan
CIKM 10, Workshop on "Exploiting Semantic Annotations in Information Retrieval" (ESAIR 2010), Toronto, Canada, 30 October, 2010
In this paper, we describe how we believe semantic annotations can help to the provision of support for digital investigation activities for analysts searching information in large document collections. In particular, we are interested in developing tools to support the activities of lawyers in corporate litigation. In current applications, information such as key characters and events and relations among them has to be mostly manually identified and collected from the collection of documents. We describe here our current and future work on the construction of a system that provides tools and mechanisms for helping users better extracting, navigating and storing such information.