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Monday, 01 July 2019 18:42

UniSA team develops tech to help in solving crimes

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Researchers at the University of South Australia have developed technology that can assemble the myriad pieces of evidence from a criminal case into a single visual, enabling investigators to have a cohesive view of the case.

Called narrative visualisation, it was built by UniSA's Andrew Cunningham, James Walsh and Bruce Thomson. They were assisted by the Data to Decisions Co-operative Research Centre and the technology will be marketed by process automation firm Genix Ventures.

“Studies have shown that people best understand information as a narrative,” Cunningham said in a statement.

“The narrative visualisation technology conveys a narrative by describing an investigation from the initial reporting of a crime to the final prosecution, highlighting important dates, times, people and events complemented by visual evidence and other important information.

“This is all powered by a narrative engine that understands the wider context of the data, and how it relates to that narrative.”

Detectives can focus on the storylines of the people involved, instead of being limited by chronological order. This is claimed to enable understanding between investigators and prosecutors, leading to faster and more consistent outcomes.

D2D CRC chief executive Sanjay Mazumdar said that recognition of the difficulties with data management, shared understanding and insight regularly emerged from conversations with state and federal law enforcement agencies.

“We continued to hear that making sense of the deluge of information was a prohibitively complex process,” he said.

“Narrative visualisation technology removes the factors that regularly overwhelm investigators needing to manage literally thousands of pieces of data and creates a single, interactive view of the entire investigation.

“This is a real game changer for shared understanding of complex scenarios.”

The technology was awarded the 2018 Australian Information Industry Association prize for best research and development project in South Australia.

Commercialisation of the technology is expected to extend it to other data-intensive sectors.

“This technology is unquestionably an exciting innovation that will have a real impact in the Australian law enforcement arena,” said Genix Ventures managing director Steve Godinho.

“But Genix also sees enormous potential for the technology to be used to streamline decision-making in government agencies and industry, and this will be a key focus of our commercialisation activities.”


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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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