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Retrieval and Analysis of Heterogeneous Online Content for Terrorist Activity Recognition

Objective

Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) across Europe face today important challenges in how they identify, gather and interpret terrorist generated content online. The Dark Web presents additional challenges due to its inaccessibility and the fact that undetected material can contribute to the advancement of terrorist violence and radicalisation. LEAs also face the challenge of extracting and summarising meaningful and relevant content hidden in huge amounts of online data to inform their resource deployment and investigations.
In this context, the main objective of the TENSOR project is to provide a powerful terrorism intelligence platform offering LEAs fast and reliable planning and prevention functionalities for the early detection of terrorist organised activities, radicalisation and recruitment. The platform integrates a set of automated and semi-automated tools for efficient and effective searching, crawling, monitoring and gathering online terrorist-generated content from the Surface and the Dark Web; Internet penetration through intelligent dialogue-empowered bots; Information extraction from multimedia (e.g. video, images, audio) and multilingual content; Content categorisation, filtering and analysis; Real-time relevant content summarisation and visualisation; Creation of automated audit trails; Privacy-by-design and data protection.
The project brings together industry, LEAs, legal experts and research institutions. It is expected that this collaboration will have significant impact on 1) ensuring the final system meets end-user LEA requirements, 2) enabling LEAs to access and examine terrorist generated content online bringing significant advantages to their operational capability, and 3) promoting industry’s enhanced understanding of operational LEA requirements and their market competitiveness in the field of online organised crime, terrorism and harmful-radicalisation.

Call for proposal

H2020-FCT-2015
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Coordinator

Police Service of Northern Ireland
Address
Knock Road 65
BT5 6LE Belfast
United Kingdom
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 427 740,58

Participants (16)

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 590 125
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 864 000
Address
Howard Street City Campus
S1 1WB Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CYBERCRIME RESEARCH INSTITUTE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 245 875
Address
Niehler Strasse 35
50733 Koln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR SECURITY
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 123 900
Address
Avenue Des Arts 46
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LEONARDO - SOCIETA PER AZIONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 189 700
Address
Piazza Monte Grappa 4
00195 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 566 250
Address
Placa De La Merce, 10-12
08002 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HOCHSCHULE FUR DEN OFFENTLICHEN DIENST IN BAYERN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 255 825
Address
Wagmullerstrasse 20
80539 Munchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RINICOM LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 352 187,50
Address
Morecambe Road Riverway House
LA1 2RX Lancaster
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KENTRO MELETON ASFALEIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 170 625
Address
P Kanellopoulou 4 St
10177 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 276 038
Address
Avenue Des Louvresses 4
92230 Gennevilliers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER FOR WEST YORKSHIRE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 310 781,25
Address
Laburnum Road
WF1 3QP Wakefield
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SERVICE PUBLIC FEDERAL INTERIEUR
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 189 440,79
Address
Rue De Louvain 1
1000 Brussels
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Departament d'Interior - Generalitat de Catalunya
Spain
EU contribution
€ 186 425
Address
Carrer Diputació 355
08009 Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
LINGUATEC GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 53 908,20
Address
Gottfried-keller-strasse 12
D-81245 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 9 704,18
Address
Units 1-6 Citadel Place, Tinworth Street
SE11 5EF London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EML EUROPEAN MEDIA LABORATORY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 164 675
Address
Berliner Strasse 45
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)