Wolverton, M. and Harrison, I. and Lowrance, J. and Rodriguez, A. and Thomere, J. Advanced Patterns and Matches in Link Analysis, in Intelligence and Security Informatics, Proceedings of ISI-2006, Springer-Verlag, 2006.
The Link Analysis Workbench (LAW) is a tool for detecting and monitoring situations of interest using inexact matching of graphical patterns. Here we describe some recent advances to LAW: incorporating hierarchy, cardinality, disjunction, and constraints in the pattern language and similarity metric, and a flexible, user-friendly interface for displaying matching data. These capabilities support analysts in rapidly exploring and understanding large, incomplete relational data sets.