The dark web forum portal: From multi-lingual to video

Hsinchun Chen, Dorothy Denning, Nancy Roberts, Catherine A. Larson, Ximing Yu, Chun Neng Huang

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Abstract

Counter-terrorism, intelligence analysts, and other investigators continue to analyze the Internet presence of terrorists, hate groups, and other extremists through the study of primary sources including terrorists' own websites, videos, chat sites, and Internet forums. Forums and videos are both particularly rich sources of information. Forums discussion sites supporting online conversations capture each conversation in a thread and the ensuing postings are usually time-stamped and attributable to a particular online poster (author). With careful analysis, they can reveal trends in topics and discussions, the sequencing of ideas, and the relationships between posters. Videos gain a global audience when posted to YouTube, but identifying and finding videos relating to a specific interest or topic can be difficult among the tens of millions of available items. The Dark Web Forum Portal was originally constructed to allow the examination, from a broad perspective, of the use of Web forums by terrorist and extremist groups. The Video Portal module has been added to facilitate the study of video as it is used by these groups. Both portals are available to researchers on a request basis. In this paper, we examine the evolution of the Dark Web Forum Portal's system design, share the results of a user evaluation, and provide an overview of the development of the new video portal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2011 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2011
Pages7-14
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event2011 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2011 - Beijing, China
Duration: Jul 10 2011Jul 12 2011

Other

Other2011 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2011
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period7/10/117/12/11

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Internet
Terrorism
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Keywords

  • counter-terrorism
  • social media
  • text-mining
  • videos
  • web-mining

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Systems

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Chen, H., Denning, D., Roberts, N., Larson, C. A., Yu, X., & Huang, C. N. (2011). The dark web forum portal: From multi-lingual to video. In Proceedings of 2011 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2011 (pp. 7-14). [5984042] https://doi.org/10.1109/ISI.2011.5984042

The dark web forum portal : From multi-lingual to video. / Chen, Hsinchun; Denning, Dorothy; Roberts, Nancy; Larson, Catherine A.; Yu, Ximing; Huang, Chun Neng.

Proceedings of 2011 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2011. 2011. p. 7-14 5984042.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Chen, H, Denning, D, Roberts, N, Larson, CA, Yu, X & Huang, CN 2011, The dark web forum portal: From multi-lingual to video. in Proceedings of 2011 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2011., 5984042, pp. 7-14, 2011 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2011, Beijing, China, 7/10/11. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISI.2011.5984042
Chen H, Denning D, Roberts N, Larson CA, Yu X, Huang CN. The dark web forum portal: From multi-lingual to video. In Proceedings of 2011 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2011. 2011. p. 7-14. 5984042 https://doi.org/10.1109/ISI.2011.5984042
Chen, Hsinchun ; Denning, Dorothy ; Roberts, Nancy ; Larson, Catherine A. ; Yu, Ximing ; Huang, Chun Neng. / The dark web forum portal : From multi-lingual to video. Proceedings of 2011 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2011. 2011. pp. 7-14
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