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Real-time Early Detection and Alert System for Online Terrorist Content based on Natural Language Processing, Social Network Analysis, Artificial Intelligence and Complex Event Processing

Objective

The RED-Alert project will bring data mining and predictive analytics tools to the next level, developing novel natural language processing (NLP), semantic media analysis (SMA), social network analysis (SNA), Complex Event Processing (CEP) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. These technologies will be combined for the first time and validated by 6 law enforcement agencies (LEAs) to collect, process, visualize and store online data related to terrorist groups, allowing them to take coordinated action in real-time while preserving the privacy of citizens.
The RED-Alert solution will outperform state-of-the-art solutions in terms of number of languages supported, privacy-preserving capabilities, usability, detection performance, real-time capabilities and integration capabilities. The RED-Alert approach combines for the first time the CEP methodology with NLP/SMA and SNA applications in the context of social media data analytics, transforming (unstructured) social media data into (structured) events enhanced by semantic attributes. For example, a tweet will be an event consisting of content (expressed as NLP features e.g. concepts, sentiment, entities, etc.) and context (time and the author including SNA features e.g. number of followers, number of links, etc.). Turning unstructured social media data into structured events is key, as it allows the system to use (event) rules (event temporal logic, event logic patterns, even counting, absence of events) to infer insights or create alerts in real-time.
The project impact is supported by the participation of Europol and specific dissemination activities around the World Counter-Terrorism Summit, organized by one of the partners. The total requested EC funding is 5M Euros and the project duration 36 months.

Call for proposal

H2020-SEC-2016-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

SOFTWARE IMAGINATION & VISION SRL
Address
Soseaua Bucuresti-ploiesti 73-81 Complex Victoria Corp Cladire C4 Etaj 2
013685 Bucuresti
Romania
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 209 173,75

Participants (16)

Insikt Intelligence S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 621 375
Address
Calle Huelva 106, 9-4
08020 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTU-VIEW LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 330 750
Address
Hamada 8 St
4673342 Herzliya
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAVEN SEVEN SOLUTIONS ZARTKORUEN MUKODO RESZVENYTARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 195 000
Address
Ady Endre Utca 7. Ep I Em 2
8200 Veszprem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MALTA INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAW ASSOCIATION
Malta
EU contribution
€ 146 250
Address
Smartcity Malta Building Scm1001 Ricasoli
SCM 1001 Kalmara
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTERDISCIPLINARY CENTER (IDC) HERZLIYA
Israel
EU contribution
€ 340 000
Address
Kanfei Nesharim
46150 Herzliya
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EOTVOS LORAND TUDOMANYEGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 298 125
Address
Egyetem Ter 1-3
1053 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CITY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 291 500
Address
Northampton Square
EC1V 0HB London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 270 125
Address
15 Bartholomew Row
B5 5JU Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAYOR'S OFFICE FOR POLICING AND CRIME
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 272 250
Address
City Hall, More London
SE1 2AA London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MINISTERE DE L'INTERIEUR

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Place Beauvau
75800 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SERVICIUL DE PROTECTIE SI PAZA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 159 375
Address
B-dul Geniului, 42B
060117 Bucuresti
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MINISTRY OF PUBLIC SECURITY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 221 250
Address
Ba'alei Hamelacha 41
72558 Ramle
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MINISTERIO DEL INTERIOR
Spain
EU contribution
€ 185 625
Address
Calle Amador De Los Rios 7
28071 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SERVICIUL DE PROTECTIE SI PAZA DE STAT
Moldova
EU contribution
€ 105 000
Address
Sfatul Tarij 26
MD - 2004 Chisinau
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INFORMATION CATALYST FOR ENTERPRISE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 688 000
Address
St Georges Court Winnington Avenue
CW8 4EE Northwich Cheshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIVECO ROMANIA SA

Participation ended

Romania
EU contribution
€ 730 638,75
Address
Soseaua Bucuresti-ploiesti 73-81 Complex Victoria Park Corp Cladire C4 Sector 1
013685 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)