Information extraction on insurgency

Okoye, Nneka
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The Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria has been a source of concern not only to the government of Nigeria but also to the international community especially when they bombed the United Nations headquarters in Abuja in 2011. After this attack, it became global attention, the sect has carried out numerous attacks in Nigeria killing hundreds of people. Information extraction is traditionally targeted at fetching narrow and specific information from a wider information base such as the internet. It has also undergone some metamorphosis since its origin, giving rise to Open Information Extraction which allows for more flexibility and less manual intervention. Nowadays, the application of Information extraction concepts is broadening rapidly, reaching various fields of human endeavor. In this work, it has been adopted to derive a platform that offers easier and concise information concerning the prevailing insurgencies in Nigeria. It is believed that by better information, people will be more aware of the tactics of terrorists, and the danger zones to stay away from. The military, on the other hand, would be better equipped to control the situation. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first step in this direction.
insurgency, information extraction