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Formally analysing the concepts of domestic violence

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Formally analysing the concepts of domestic violence
The types of police inquiries performed these days are incredibly diverse. Often data processing architectures are not suited to cope with this diversity since most of the case data is still stored as unstructured text. In this paper Formal Concept Analysis (FCA) is showcased for its exploratory data analysis capabilities in discovering domestic violence intelligence from a dataset of unstructured police reports filed with the regional police Amsterdam-Amstelland in the Netherlands. From this data analysis it is shown that FCA can be a powerful instrument to operationally improve policing practice. For one, it is shown that the definition of domestic violence employed by the police is not always as clear as it should be, making it hard to use it effectively for classification purposes. In addition, this paper presents newly discovered knowledge for automatically classifying certain cases as either domestic or non-domestic violence is. Moreover, it provides practical advice for detectin...
Jonas Poelmans, Paul Elzinga, Stijn Viaene, Guido
Added 14 May 2011
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Type Journal
Year 2011
Where ESWA
Authors Jonas Poelmans, Paul Elzinga, Stijn Viaene, Guido Dedene
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