Aims:
  • Our plan is to use the i-library to conduct, for the first time in the world, a Campbell Collaboration Systematic Review of Offshore Drug Control Interventions.
  • We expect to create an evidence base as to what offshore drug control interventions work best to control different types of drug problems.

Intelligence Methods

The “intell methods” project is part of the “Attacking Serious and Organized Crime” program of research. It is unique in that it is funded to start in 2012.

The foundations and preparatory work for this project has been funded by two grants from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C). The PM&C funds have been used to create an innovative software system that is, at the present time, known as the i-library. The i-library is new software that discovers structure, meaning and logic from large, unstructured document repositories. It is a system that automatically extracts relevant knowledge schema (or ontology) from textual data.  It discovers events from the text and mimics human searching capabilities. The system systematically searches document repositories from the web, from online databases, from electronic libraries or any other place that electronically holds documents. It identified the logic between semantic entities – entities being who, what, where, when, why and how – an automatically populates a database for any type of analyst. So far, the prototype i-libary software has been used to create CTiL (the Counter Terrorism i-Library) and the second grant from PM&C has been used to enhance the software system. In the latter half of 2011, our UQ based team, funded by PM&C will create CTiL II using the i-library technology.

Project Value: 
$195 777.00
Funding: 
Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security
Date: 
2008 to 2012
Time status: 
Current
Contact: 
Professor Lorraine Mazerolle (l.mazerolle@uq.edu.au)
Aims:
  • Our plan is to use the i-library to conduct, for the first time in the world, a Campbell Collaboration Systematic Review of Offshore Drug Control Interventions.
  • We expect to create an evidence base as to what offshore drug control interventions work best to control different types of drug problems.
Cluster: 
Program/Affiliation: 
Type: 
Quantitative
Keywords: 
Security
Terrorism
Crime control
Resilience
Number: 
ISSR030041