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Defining an Alert Mechanism for Detecting likely threats to National Security

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© 2018 IEEE. The paper presents an Alert Mechanism for analysing and detecting National Security threats using Social Media posts as the primary source of information. This mechanism is meant to be an early warning system that can identify situations where a critical mass of individuals feel attracted towards a disruptive cause, based on emotions and Human Security aspects, which may lead to societal tipping points. Comprehensive experiments on real-world events related to disruptive and non-disruptive cases demonstrate both the robustness and effectiveness of the proposed mechanism.

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Author(s): Cardenas P, Obara B, Theodoropoulos G, Kureshi I

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: International Conference on Big Data (Big Data 2018)

Year of Conference: 2019

Pages: 1575-1580

Online publication date: 24/01/2019

Acceptance date: 02/04/2018

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/BigData.2018.8622569

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ISBN: 9781538650356