Natural language processing and e-government: Extracting reusable crime report information

Alicia Iriberri, Gondy Leroy

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10 Scopus citations

Abstract

Crime reporting needs to be possible 24/7. Although 911 and tip-lines are the most publicized reporting mechanisms, several other options exist, ranging from in-person reporting to online submissions. Internet-based crime reporting systems allow victims and witnesses of crime to report incidents to police 24/7 from any location. However, these existing e-mail and text-based systems provide little support for witnesses' memory recall leading to reports with less information and lower accuracy. These systems also do not facilitate reuse and integration of the reported information with other information systems. We are developing an anonymous Online Crime Reporting System that is designed to extract relevant crime information from witness' narratives and to ask additional questions based on that information. We leverage natural language processing and investigative interviewing techniques to support memory recall and map the information directly to a database to support information reuse. We report on the evaluation of the Suspect Description Module (SDM) of the system. Our interface captures 70% (recall) of information from witness narratives with 100% precision. Additional modules will follow the design and development methods used with this module.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, IEEE IRI-2007
Pages221-226
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, IEEE IRI-2007 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Aug 13 2007Aug 15 2007

Publication series

Name2007 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, IEEE IRI-2007

Other

Other2007 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, IEEE IRI-2007
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period8/13/078/15/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Iriberri, A., & Leroy, G. (2007). Natural language processing and e-government: Extracting reusable crime report information. In 2007 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, IEEE IRI-2007 (pp. 221-226). [4296624] (2007 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, IEEE IRI-2007). https://doi.org/10.1109/IRI.2007.4296624