SPIRIT: Semantic and Systemic Interoperability for Identity Resolution in Intelligence Analysis

Pompeu Casanovas Romeu, Costas Davarakis, Eva Blomqvist, Marco Timmerman

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This paper introduces the SPIRIT H2020 Project. The SPIRIT identity resolution service has been designed to learn about identity patterns, to build up a social graph related to them, and thereby facilitate LEA’s investigation work. The paper will briefly discuss the main task of identity resolution, the privacy controller system, the SPIRIT prototype that will realise the solution, and the ontology to embed privacy into the system. It also discusses a specific technical and legal challenge—i.e., semantic interoperability when integrating SPIRIT data—and its coordination at the agency level with human decision making—systemic interoperability. This paper takes into account the SPIRIT testing prototype and the first revision version (proof of concept prototype).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAI Approaches to the Complexity of Legal Systems XI-XII
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-89810-6, 978-3-030-89811-3
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Cham
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


  • Identity resolution
  • Social graph
  • Semantic interoperability
  • Privacy


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