CORMAS: A Computerized Tool for the Analysis of Eyewitness Memory Correspondence

Richard V. De Mulder, Kees van Noortwijk, Morris Goldsmith, Ainat Pansky, Asher Koriat, Shlomit Kadourin Labin


This paper presents a new approach to the study and assessment of eyewitness memory reports. The Eyewitmem Project, an interdisciplinary research initiative financed by the European Commission, attempts to use psychological knowledge and computer-aided document analysis as well as magnetic (fMRI) scans of the brain to measure the reliability of eyewitness statements in legal contexts. The paper focuses mainly on the document analysis part of the project, for which the CODAS software, developed by Erasmus University, is used.

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