Exploring Forensic Data with Self-Organizing Maps [chapter]

B. Fei, J. Eloff, H. Venter, M. Olivier
Advances in Digital Forensics  
This paper discusses the application of a self-organizing map (SOM), an unsupervised learning neural network model, to support decision making by computer forensic investigators and assist them in conducting data analysis in a more efficient manner. A SOM is used to search for patterns in data sets and produce visual displays of the similarities in the data. The paper explores how a SOM can be used as a basis for further analysis. Also, it demonstrates how SOM visualization can provide
more » ... tors with greater abilities to interpret and explore data generated by computer forensic tools.
doi:10.1007/0-387-31163-7_10 fatcat:zwoiiqea2ra7rmtfohfajsaxga