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Handbook of Computational Approaches to Counterterrorism

Editors: Subrahmanian, V.S. (Ed.)

  • The first handbook that brings together a wide variety of computational techniques (and authors spanning multiple disciplines related to counterterrorism research) in a single, definitive, reference work
  • A website with additional material relating to book chapters will be available
  • Includes case studies explaining how various techniques proposed in this book are applicable to real-world counter-terrorism and conflict analysis
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About this book

Terrorist groups throughout the world have been studied primarily through the use of social science methods. However, major advances in IT during the past decade have led to significant new ways of studying terrorist groups, making forecasts, learning models of their behaviour, and shaping policies about their behaviour.

Handbook of Computational Approaches to Counterterrorism provides the first in-depth look at how advanced mathematics and modern computing technology is shaping the study of terrorist groups. This book includes contributions from world experts in the field, and presents extensive information on terrorism data sets, new ways of building such data sets in real-time using text analytics, introduces the mathematics and computational approaches to understand terror group behaviour, analyzes terror networks, forecasts terror group behaviour, and shapes policies against terrorist groups. Auxiliary information will be posted on the book’s website.

This book targets defence analysts, counter terror analysts, computer scientists, mathematicians, political scientists, psychologists, and researchers from the wide variety of fields engaged in counter-terrorism research. Advanced-level students in computer science, mathematics and social sciences will also find this book useful.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • The Global Terrorism Database, 1970–2010

    LaFree, Gary (et al.)

    Pages 3-22

  • Automated Coding of Political Event Data

    Schrodt, Philip A. (et al.)

    Pages 23-49

  • Automatic Extraction of Events from Open Source Text for Predictive Forecasting

    Boschee, Elizabeth (et al.)

    Pages 51-67

  • Automated Coding of Decision Support Variables

    Albanese, Massimiliano (et al.)

    Pages 69-80

  • Qualitative Analysis & Computational Techniques for the Counter-Terror Analyst

    Mannes, Aaron

    Pages 83-97

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-5311-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-5310-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-8766-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Computational Approaches to Counterterrorism
Editors
  • V.S. Subrahmanian
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-5311-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-5311-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-5310-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8766-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 578
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