WASHINGTON, 9 Jan. 2007. The U.S. Department of Defense's Cyber Crime Center (DC3) -- tasked with investigating computer-related crimes including intelligence, terrorism, criminal, and fraudulent activities -- has begun its evaluation of LTU Technologies' Image-Seeker and Image-Filter software. The software is used in the testing and development of a prototype that analyzes large volumes of images and accelerates the investigation of forensic media.
Image-Seeker is a visual search engine that utilizes digital signatures, or image DNA, to index, recognize, and describe images according to specific visual features. Image-Seeker is scalable and allows users to find, duplicate, and clone similar images.
Image-Filter analyzes the content of images and video streams in real-time. Both Image-Seeker and Image-Filter have been used alongside LTU's Video modules, which share a common image analysis platform that includes comparison and classification features beginning to be used by law enforcement and intelligence customers.
Special agent Jim Christy, institute director for DC3, says "This implementation is playing a key role in identifying, analyzing, and indexing evidence and sensitive information."