Real time network, text, and speaker analytics for combating organized crime

Discovering criminal networks and identifying their members is one of the primary aspects of LEAs' mission. ROXANNE will contribute towards this goal by bridging the strengths of speech and language technologies (SLTs), visual analysis (VA) and network analysis (NA). ROXANNE aims at achieving a significant increase in the speed of investigation processes and an improvement in identification of individuals by means of speech, in the scope of criminal cases where large amounts of lawfully intercepted communications (with multilingual attributes) are analysed. The technical development will be centred around the ROXANNE platform, which will enhance criminal network analysis capabilities by providing a framework for extracting evidence and actionable intelligence based on speech, language and video technologies. The intention is not to replace humans but automate time-consuming tasks, and support LEA decisionmaking. Its early version will offer preliminary SLT, VA and NA capabilities to collect end-user feedback. The final version will provide multilingual, probabilistic tools interfacing SLT and NA technologies, boosted by natural language processing (NLP) and relation analysis in the synoptic criminal activity graph. ROXANNE will achieve full compliance with relevant INTERPOL and EU legal and ethical frameworks, including innovative approaches to data protection management such as privacy by design. Special efforts will be expended to ensure ROXANNE outcomes achieve widespread adoption by law enforcement. The effort will be enhanced through a series of education and awareness campaigns and the direct involvement of LEAs from nine European countries, that will test our solutions on real case data. In addition, ROXANNE partner INTERPOL and EUROPOL (member of the External Advisory Board) will provide advice and guidance. The consortium has 24 partners with complementary skills, including leaders in key technology areas impacting criminal investigations.
Idiap Research Institute
ADDITESS | Advanced Integrated Technology Solutions & Services, Aegis IT Research UG, An Garda Siochana - National Police Force of Ireland, Airbus Defence and Space SAS, Capgemini Techology Services, Hellenic Police, The International Criminal Police Organization, Internet of Things applications and Multi-Layer development, Greek Center for Security Studies, Lithuanian Forensic Science Center, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University Hannover, Ministry of Internal Affairs of Romania, Ministry of Interior Croatia, Ministry of Public Security of Israel, Netherlands Forensic Institute, Phonexia Ltd., Police of the Czech Republic, Police Service of Northern Ireland, Hensoldt Analytics (previously Sail Labs Technology AG), Trilateral Research LTD, Universita Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore, Universitaet des Saarlandes, Brno University of Technology, Central Office for Information Technology in the Security Sphere
Horizon 2020 - European Commission
Sep 01, 2019
Dec 31, 2022