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TellFinder and the Fight Against Human Trafficking

DARPA Memex program search tools characterize potentially illicit online activities

Michael Crouch
January 13, 2017

Reporting on DARPA’s efforts to combat human trafficking, a recent Defense.gov post highlights TellFinder, Uncharted’s tool for exposing hidden connections in hard-to-search domain spaces. TellFinder XHT extends to the online escort advertisement domain by allowing investigators to search for identifying attributes that can reveal behaviors and identities of traffickers.

Virtual Reality Taxi Trips in NYC

Interactive 3D Visualization of High-Density Plots

Richard Brath, Luke Corrigall
October 18, 2016

What if you could move freely through Manhattan and watch every licensed taxi pick up and drop off every one of its passengers at the same time? What movement patterns would you see? That’s what we aimed to find out by extending our Salt library to plot high-density New York City traffic data in three dimensions.

Following the Twitter Emotions of #Debate2016

Rob Harper, Phil Laliberte
September 28, 2016

While sentiment analysis on Twitter data has become commonplace, Uncharted’s Richard Brath got us thinking about going deeper and looking at the emotional content.

Popular Science Profile Shows TellFinder XHT in Action

Applied to adult services advertisements, TellFinder XHT helps law enforcement investigate human trafficking cases

Michael Crouch
August 31, 2016

The Sept-Oct 2016 issue of Popular Science features a profile of Microsoft Principal Researcher and former DARPA program manager, Chris White. The article demonstrates how TellFinder and Aperture Tiles (the original research project from which Salt was developed) can significantly enhance searches in hidden and transient online human trafficking, terrorism, illegal markets, and fraud activity.

The Game within a Game

Superbowl Marketing Retweets

Richard Brath
June 16, 2016

We’ve been looking at characteristics of break-out tweets and memes. All memes are NOT the same. One interesting approach is to use our Salt library to plot time (horizontally) and number of retweets (vertically).