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Video - shown at BlackHat - NER within Maltego

This is one of the videos we've shown at BlackHat Barcelona. It shows how well the new Named Entity Recognition (NER) transforms perform.

We start with a phrase ('uranium enrichment'), then look at PDF documents containing the phrase, run the OpenCalias and Alchemy API for NER on it, ending up with a graph that shows person's names, locations and companies - all in a Edge Weighted View (EWV) graph with referring URLs. Finally we compare the top locations found with what's listed on Wikipedia. The video is rather large (150 MB) but shows Maltego v3 in HD and should be worth watching.

The NER transforms are currently available on both the commercial and community Transform Application Servers (TAS) - you just need to follow the transform discovery wizard to get them.

Have fun and if you have a lot of fun - take photos...;)

PS: yes - some parts of the video have been sped up to avoid boredom and a larger file.

Back from BH Barcelona - at last!

Finally back after hectic delays. Expect more posts in a few days. We're looking to redo the SQLTAS...hee hee. Going to be interesting!

Oh and - we're putting up the videos I used in the BlackHat talk soon. If you are impatient, drop us a line...



Leaving for Spain tonight. If you are at BlackHat Barcelona come say hi. Showing all things version 3, so if you want to see how it's progressing be sure to catch the talk.

Now I need to get packing...

BlackHat EU paper in - betas out...

Just sent my paper for BlackHat Spain - 14,15 April, Barcelona. Will be showing Maltego version 3.0 with NER and some other interestingnesses. Hope the audience enjoys it.

On another more emotional note - we've sent out preBeta releases to 10 people yesterday. It was very hard to do. Feels like you are asking a motorcycle gang to watch over your 2 year old daughter for a weekend. Let's just hope they are nice to her. I sometimes think that Maltego 3 will never be ready to face the cruel world out there (that's you!).

Anyhow - the preBeta release is very spiffy. All the v2 entity mappings are sorted out - meaning all the transforms work. Also Chris and his team managed to include the old views and layouts (+ of course the new stuff). All and all its a nice release. The next big step would be to start working on the v3 server, local transforms, save/load and licensing.

More later...