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Crawler 2.0: a search tool to assist law enforcement with investigations

Harkness, Daniel (2008) Crawler 2.0: a search tool to assist law enforcement with investigations. Masters thesis, Iowa State University.

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Abstract

Over the past few years, the internet has been evolving rapidly and a new paradigm in web development has taken shape. Often referred to as Web 2.0, it is a shift in web development which focuses on sharing information and allowing user interaction. The sharing of information by users has resulted in a new location for law enforcement to discover evidence. However, the process of locating this evidence is often a tedious one. Crawler 2.0 is a tool with law enforcement’s needs in mind. It is a web crawler and parser with Web 2.0 technology in mind. Given a Web 2.0 page as a starting point, it will interpret known content types and provide a basis for keyword searches. Crawler 2.0 is intended to be expandable for the addition of new, updated, or custom sites and technologies.

EPrint Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:law enforcement, web 2.0, web crawling
Subjects:Computer Engineering > SOFTWARE SYSTEMS > Software Engineering
Computer Engineering > INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY & NETWORKING > Information Assurance
Computer Engineering > INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY & NETWORKING > Computer Networking and Security
ID Code:460
Identification Number:Identification Number UNSPECIFIED
Deposited By:Daniel Harkness
Deposited On:30 November 2008

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