Intelligence, anti-fraud and public safety


Intelligence and anti-fraud

With more than 40 intelligence agencies installed in Brazil and the United States, Via Appia has been perfecting its products and services since 1993. The fully specialized team in software focused on the area comprises IT technicians, Information Science specialists with solid knowledge in Ontologies and technical vocabularies. The team’s capacity and product quality have ensured customer satisfaction. Among the clients, we can mention the application of Via Appia solutions in the fight against cybercrime, combating fraud and combating money laundering. Learn more about the Search-in-a-box.

Search-in-a-box integrated solution


Via Appia provides software products that can be integrated and installed on the customer’s own infrastructure. There is no interdependence between the modules, allowing the customer to choose their assembly blocks from the demanded solution. Via Appia has developed the Search-in-a-box intelligence appliance that, in a more direct and effective way, also allows the creation of a user-specific solution, but with time savings and resource savings. Click here to learn more. In any case, the most important thing is that the user has the power to start from a simple search, to proceed to examining information using ontologies and advanced semantics, through link analysis, to the use of statistics, predictive analysis, management of cases and creation of dashboards. Learn more about the Search-in-a-box.

TheXML: Technical vocabulary and ontologies



When the cocaine drug is searched by an investigator using conventional tools, the result obtained is information that contains the key word cocaine. Via Appia solutions go far beyond keyword searches and promote searches for the concept. Exemplifying in a very primitive way, it is possible to teach the solution that cocaine is a drug, which also has synonyms such as talc and powder, which also has more specific terms such as, for example, the substances used in refining the drug. Thus, if the investigator submits the same search for cocaine, he may find people talking about ethyl ether which, in that context, has a good chance of being a conversation about refining the drug. This example, although very simple, gives an idea of how countless concepts can be created to make the search not of the word, but of what it means. If the exemplified user did not have the concept of cocaine, he would never be able to retrieve information from individuals who were discussing refining. This concept holds true for all domains of knowledge. It is important to note that in the case of the investigator, neither the term cocaine and even less its synonyms, was present in the information that contained the discussion on cocaine refining. The module responsible for the creation, testing and maintenance of ontologies is the TheXML, an acronym for Thesaurus XML, was created in 1994 and has been perfected and always migrated to the most modern platforms. TheXML, maintaining not only the Ontology and Thesaurus, allows the creation and maintenance of the most diverse types of technical dictionaries used in the research areas in general, libraries and intelligence agencies, according to the norms of ISO 25.964-1 and 25.965-2 . In this sense, it also covered all the old standards that, however, were revoked at the advent of the ISO’s mentioned. Learn more about the Search-in-a-box.

Cognitive computing






Today technology based on cognitive computing is one of the biggest challenges for suppliers and customers. While the era of semantics and even pre-cognitive has not yet reached maturity, large software vendors have invested heavily in the creation and commercialization of APIs with specific cognitive functionalities that can be assembled as lego parts to create complex and complete solutions. Sentiment analysis, natural language dialogue, relationship discovery support, and many others are examples of what the client can have. The idea is that the computer get as close as possible to the way human beings think and reason. Via Appia works in partnership with IBM to use the Bluemix cognitive platform, allowing the customer to experience the most modern and integrated set of APIs on the international market. A pioneer on the Watson platform in Brazil, Via Appia has a team trained to create and maintain solutions using Bluemix. Client access to this platform has a very low cost. The user pays on demand, that is, only pays for the calls they made to the APIs, and the values are extremely competitives. Learn more about the Search-in-a-box and cognitive computing.