In the CSI-KDD Challenge, participants are challenged to "find the more radical and infectious threads, members, postings, ideas and ideologies" in a Dark Web Portal of several complete multi-year extremist forums. Participants of the workshop will be granted access to more than 1,000,000 messages and postings by these radical members. More details about the content are available here.
Participants are free to develop novel computational techniques and algorithms, e.g., linguistic analysis, topic extraction, multilingual text parsing, sentiment analysis, social network analysis, time-series analysis, etc. for the challenge. Participants are requested to describe their methods and results in papers. A panel of terrorism study experts will help evaluate the validity and value of the computing results.
Submission date for the challenge: May 4, 2010
For submission to the Challenge, please use the following link and select "Challenge" under the menu "New Submission".