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Detecting Terror Activities on Web Using Data Mining Techniques

P. Sumathi, Dr. R. Manicka Chezian


An innovative knowledge-based methodology for terrorist detection by using Web traffic content as the audit information is presented. The proposed methodology learns the typical behavior (‗profile‘) of terrorists by applying a data mining algorithm to the textual content of terror-related Web sites. The resulting profile is used by the system to perform real-time detection of users suspected of being engaged in terrorist activities. The Receiver-Operator Characteristic (ROC) analysis shows that this methodology can outperform a command-based intrusion detection system


User Modeling, Anomaly Detection, Terrorist Trend Detection, Activity Monitoring.

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