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File Hound: A Law Enforcement Investigative Tool

Award Information

Award #
2006-DN-BX-K250
Funding Category
Competitive
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2006
Total funding (to date)
$197,589

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $197,589)

Purdue University proposes to expand the development of a free forensic tool (File Hound) that will allow investigators to more effectively and efficiently sift through volumes of data while searching for contraband images. This project will extend the capability of the tool to filter searches for skin color/tone, eliminate graphics files that are not pictures (e.g. icons, buttons, etc.), eliminate files based on known good hash values and provide a standard output format (PDF).

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Date Created: September 12, 2006