Advanced Patterns and Matches in Link Analysis
by Wolverton, M. and Harrison, I. and Lowrance, J. and Rodriguez, A. and Thomere, J.
in Intelligence and Security Informatics, Proceedings of ISI-2006Published by Springer-Verlag
The Link Analysis Workbench (LAW) is a tool for detecting and monitoring situations of interest using inexact matching of graphical patterns. Here we describe some recent advances to LAW: incorporating hierarchy, cardinality, disjunction, and constraints in the pattern language and similarity metric, and a flexible, user-friendly interface for displaying matching data. These capabilities support analysts in rapidly exploring and understanding large, incomplete relational data sets.
The goal of this project is to develop the Link Analysis Workbench (LAW), a Web-accessible tool where analysts and machines collaboratively perform link analysis by defining hierarchical and temporal patterns, that include uncertain and qualitative elements, and by defining search strategies for pattern application, through a graphical user interface that supports direct graphical browsing and editing of patterns, search strategies, and summaries and details of resulting matches.
|Harrison, Ian W||Alumnus|
|Lowrance, John D||Program Director Emeritus|
|Rodriguez, Andres C||Computer Scientist|
|Thomere, Jerome F||Computer Scientist|
|Wolverton, Michael J||Senior Computer Scientist|