Tracking Mexican Drug Cartels Using Google

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Wed, Nov 7th, 2012 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

Using an algorithm called MOGO (Making Order Using Google As an Oracle), Viridiana Rios and Michele Coscia have been able to use Google to track cartel's activity.

"MOGO does the jobs we could never do," Rios told me in a phone interview today. "It reads all of the newspapers that have ever been published in the last 20 years and extracts information about whether and when a particular cartel is mentioned and where that cartel is mentioned. We get the organization, the municipality in which it is supposedly operating, and the year in which the note was published."

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