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InvestigateIX Search Engine – Empowering Investigative Journalism To Secure Search In Large Document Sets

Posted by Marcus Zillman

InvestigateIX Search Engine – Empowering Investigative Journalism To Secure Search In Large Document Sets
http://www.mandalka.name/investigateix/

InvestigateIX is a live-system for search empowering investigative journalists to setup an own open-source search engine on an encrypted external device to search in a large amount of documents, files and data. Features include: 1) your own internal search engine; 2) search in many documents and files (full text search and interactive filters); 3) analyze documents (explorative search, viewer, wordlists and visualizations with wordclouds and trend charts); 4) structure investigations (semantic wiki for tagging documents, annotations and structured notes); 5) automatic text recognition (ocr) for images and graphical files like JPG or PNG, i.e. for scanned or photographed documents or for scans inside PDF; 6) secure: on an encrypted external device; 7) unhosted: works offline without need of internet or spying cloud services; 8) empowering journalists and activists: without need for an admin or computer specialist a) easy to setup, b) easy to use, and c) cheep to use: one old standard pc or laptop or even a netbook is enough; and 9) open source software based on Debian GNU/Linux (Operating system), Apache Solr (Enterprise Search), Open Semantic Search (search engine and user interface) and Cryptsetup / LUKS (disk encryption). This will be added to Journalism Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™.

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