Link Analysis and Text Mining : Current State of the Art and Applications for Counter Terrorism
The information age has made it easy to store large amounts of data.The proliferation of documents available on the Web, on corporate intranets, on news wires, and elsewhere is overwhelming. However, while the amount of data available to us is constantly increasing, our ability to absorb and process this information remains constant. Search engines only exacerbate the problem by making more and more documents available in a matter of a few key strokes. Link Analysis is a new and exciting research area that tries to solve the information overload problem by using techniques from data mining, machine learning, Information Extraction, Text Categorization, Visualization and Knowledge Management.
Author: Ronen Feldman, Bar Ilan University