Epicurus

A platform for the visualisation of forensic documents based on a linguistic approach

Vassiliki Somaraki, Zhijie Xu

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Abstract

This paper presents a tool to visualize a cognitive model of human discourse processing known as Text World Theory (TWT) which is used to facilitate forensic discourse analysis. XML files are designed based on a linguistic annotation scheme. It encompasses the range of descriptive categories defined in TWT. Epicurus is a tool that can parse and visualize those XML files into HTML. The tool is designed for ease of language data annotation and to facilitate evidential analysis by i) visualizing the complex narratives (text-worlds) projected from any given forensic text and ii) reconstructing and visualizing reported events in timeline fashion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTackling the New Challenges in Automation and Computing
Subtitle of host publication2016 22nd International Conference on Automation and Computing, ICAC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages95-101
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781862181311
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2016
Event22nd International Conference on Automation and Computing - Colchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Sep 20168 Sep 2016
Conference number: 22

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference on Automation and Computing
Abbreviated titleICAC 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityColchester
Period7/09/168/09/16

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Linguistics
Visualization
XML
Annotation
HTML
Discourse Analysis
Cognitive Models
Processing
Text
Range of data

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Somaraki, V., & Xu, Z. (2016). Epicurus: A platform for the visualisation of forensic documents based on a linguistic approach. In Tackling the New Challenges in Automation and Computing: 2016 22nd International Conference on Automation and Computing, ICAC 2016 (pp. 95-101). [7604902] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IConAC.2016.7604902
Somaraki, Vassiliki ; Xu, Zhijie. / Epicurus : A platform for the visualisation of forensic documents based on a linguistic approach. Tackling the New Challenges in Automation and Computing: 2016 22nd International Conference on Automation and Computing, ICAC 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. pp. 95-101
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Somaraki, V & Xu, Z 2016, Epicurus: A platform for the visualisation of forensic documents based on a linguistic approach. in Tackling the New Challenges in Automation and Computing: 2016 22nd International Conference on Automation and Computing, ICAC 2016., 7604902, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 95-101, 22nd International Conference on Automation and Computing, Colchester, United Kingdom, 7/09/16. https://doi.org/10.1109/IConAC.2016.7604902

Epicurus : A platform for the visualisation of forensic documents based on a linguistic approach. / Somaraki, Vassiliki; Xu, Zhijie.

Tackling the New Challenges in Automation and Computing: 2016 22nd International Conference on Automation and Computing, ICAC 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. p. 95-101 7604902.

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Somaraki V, Xu Z. Epicurus: A platform for the visualisation of forensic documents based on a linguistic approach. In Tackling the New Challenges in Automation and Computing: 2016 22nd International Conference on Automation and Computing, ICAC 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2016. p. 95-101. 7604902 https://doi.org/10.1109/IConAC.2016.7604902