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Hypothesis generation and testing in event profiling for digital forensic investigations
chapterposted on 2013-01-01, 00:00 authored by Lynn BattenLynn Batten, Lei PanLei Pan, N Khan
© 2013 by IGI Global. All rights reserved. The need for an automated approach to forensic digital investigation has been recognized for some years, and several authors have developed frameworks in this direction. The aim of this paper is to assist the forensic investigator with the generation and testing of hypotheses in the analysis phase. In doing so, the authors present a new architecture which facilitates the move to automation of the investigative process; this new architecture draws together several important components of the literature on question and answer methodologies including the concept of 'pivot' word and sentence ranking. Their architecture is supported by a detailed case study demonstrating its practicality.