Knowing where and how criminal organizations operate using web content

  title={Knowing where and how criminal organizations operate using web content},
  author={Michele Coscia and Viridiana Rios},
We develop a framework that uses Web content to obtain quantitative information about a phenomenon that would otherwise require the operation of large scale, expensive intelligence exercises. Exploiting indexed reliable sources such as online newspapers and blogs, we use unambiguous query terms to characterize a complex evolving phenomena and solve a security policy problem: identifying the areas of operation and modus operandi of criminal organizations, in particular, Mexican drug trafficking… CONTINUE READING
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