Category: Data science
Our updated database shows the 9,771 times the U.S. trained foreign military units between Oct 2019 and Sept 2020
The U.S. Department of State has just published the Foreign Military Training and DOD Engagement Activities of Interest report for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. We've liberating it from the PDFs they published, adding 9,771 new training interventions to our database, which now contains a total of 237,603 trainings covering the two decades from 2000 to September 2020.
New research paper from Security Force Monitor: using Natural Language Processing to extract knowledge graphs about police and army units and their commanders
Security Force Monitor has published a technical working paper on Natural Language Processing (NLP) and our research into abuses by police and armies. It shows how a NLP system can be deployed to extract information from sources on security force units and their related personnel. This is a practical contribution into the ongoing conversation about the tactical use of AI in human rights work.
Here’s 11,904 rows of new data from the US Department of State’s 2018-2019 Foreign Military Training Report
This weekend, security and human rights wonks received an early Christmas present from the U.S. Department of State: the Foreign Military Training and DoD Engagement Activities of Interest, 2018-2019. We turned it into data you can use.
Security Force Monitor has crunched 5,600 pages of State Department PDFs to create new version of the U.S. foreign military training data. Today we release a tool to explore these 200,000 rows of data.
Can computers help Security Force Monitor’s researchers increase the speed and accuracy of extracting relevant data about security forces from the text of news articles and reports?