Indicators and indices of conflict and security – A review and classification of open-source data

Indicateurs et indices de conflits et de menaces à la sécurité – Révision et classification des données de sources ouvertes

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Authors
  1. Pavlovic, N.J.
  2. Casagrande-Hoshino, L.
  3. Mandel, D.R.
  4. Dorn, A.W.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN)
Abstract
With the advent of the World Wide Web (WWW), there has been a proliferation of readily accessible open-source databases of conflict and security indicators and indices. The sheer proliferation and diversity of information sources, however, demands an increasing level of knowledge management in order to maximize the utility of the available information for end users. Part of that function involves discovering what data and information sources currently exist, as well as classifying those information sources in a coherent and systematic manner. The primary purpose of this report is to provide an overview of open-source databases on conflict and security indicators to assist users in selecting the indicator(s) most appropriate for their purposes. The current summary and classification of the databases is intended to be a fairly comprehensive “field-guide” for researchers and analysts looking to exploit conflict-and security-related open-source information.

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Keywords
Open-source data
Report Number
DRDC-TORONTO-TR-2008-167 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Sep 2008
Number of Pages
162
DSTKIM No
CA032038
CANDIS No
531034
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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