Published on July 13th, 20120
Intelligent data mining used to fight gun crime
A project to test the feasibility of a pan-European ballistics and crime information network has chosen data mining and analytics software from SAS to achieve key technical goals.
Called Project Odyssey and coordinated by Sheffield Hallam University (SHU), the main objective is to develop a database containing firearms crime information jointly compiled by sources, including the Royal Military Academy and Europol, with sensitive information invisible to certain groups for reasons of operational security.
“Throughout Project Odyssey, SAS has provided extensive training and technical support as well as help in implementing its data mining software on servers at SHU’s Sheffield headquarters,” says SHU’s Professor Simeon Yates.