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Table 1 Overview of tool capability comparison based on support of criminal network investigation processes and tasks

From: CrimeFighter Investigator: Integrating synthesis and sense-making for criminal network investigation

  AN 8.5* PG 3.0* XLE 6.0* Aruvi Sandbox POLESTAR CFI*
Aquisition 3 4 4 2 2 3 2
Acquisition methods
Dynamic attributes
Attribute mapping
Synthesis 2 3 2 1 3 2 4
Entities
Associations
Re-structuring
Grouping
Collapsing and expanding
Brainstorming
Information types
Emerging attributes
Sense-making 1 3 1 2 2 2 4
Retracing the steps
Creating hypotheses
Adaptive modeling
Prediction
Alias detection
Exploring perspectives
Decision-making
Social network analysis
Dissemination 3 4 2 3 2 1 4
Storytelling
Report generation
  1. *>Tool abbreviations (AN: Analyst’s Notebook, PG: Palantir Government, XLE: Xanalys Link Explorer, CFI: CrimeFighter Investigator). Investigative processes (0: no support, 1: fragmentary support, 5: full support). Investigative tasks (■: supported, ■: partially supported, : not supported).