XIRAF - XML-based indexing and querying for digital forensics

  title={XIRAF - XML-based indexing and querying for digital forensics},
  author={Wouter Alink and Raoul Bhoedjang and Peter A. Boncz and Arjen P. de Vries},
  journal={Digital Investigation},
This paper describes a novel, XML-based approach towards managing and querying forensic traces extracted from digital evidence. This approach has been implemented in XIRAF, a prototype system for forensic analysis. XIRAF systematically applies forensic analysis tools to evidence files (e.g., hard disk images). Each tool produces structured XML annotations that can refer to regions (byte ranges) in an evidence file. XIRAF stores such annotations in an XML database, which allows us to query the… CONTINUE READING
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