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

Authors

  • Richard V. De Mulder Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Kees van Noortwijk Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Morris Goldsmith Institute of Information Processing and Decision Making, University of Haifa
  • Ainat Pansky Institute of Information Processing and Decision Making, University of Haifa
  • Asher Koriat Institute of Information Processing and Decision Making, University of Haifa
  • Shlomit Kadourin Labin Institute of Information Processing and Decision Making, University of Haifa

Abstract

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.

Published

2010-09-28

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