VIM: A Platform for Violent Intent Modeling

  • Antonio Sanfilippo
  • Jack Schryver
  • Paul Whitney
  • Elsa Augustenborg
  • Gary Danielson
  • Sandy Thompson
Conference paper


Radical and contentious activism may or may not evolve into violent behavior depending on contextual factors related to social, political, cultural and infrastructural conditions. Significant theoretical advances have been made in understanding these contextual factors and the import of their interrelations. However, there has been relatively little progress in the development of processes and capabilities that leverage such theoretical advances to automate the anticipatory analysis of violent intent. In this paper, we describe a framework that implements such processes and capabilities, and discuss the implications of using the resulting system to assess the emergence of radicalization leading to violence.


Social Movement Violent Behavior Content Extraction Intelligence Analysis Muslim Brotherhood 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Sanfilippo
    • 1
  • Jack Schryver
    • 2
  • Paul Whitney
    • 1
  • Elsa Augustenborg
    • 1
  • Gary Danielson
    • 1
  • Sandy Thompson
    • 1
  1. 1.Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryRichland
  2. 2.Oak Ridge National LaboratoryOak Ridge

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