InvestigateIX is a live-system for search empowering investigative journalists to setup an own open-source search engine on an encrypted external device to search in a large amount of documents, files and data

  • your own internal search engine
  • search in many documents and files (full text search, aggregated overviews and interactive filters)
  • analyze documents (explorative search, viewer, wordlists and visualizations with wordclouds and trend charts)
  • structure investigations (semantic wiki for tagging documents, annotations and structured notes and Named Entities Manager for managing named entities like persons, organzations, locations or concepts)
  • automatic text recognition (ocr) for images and graphical files like JPG or PNG, i.e. for scanned or photographed documents or for scans inside PDF
  • secure: on an encrypted external device
  • unhosted: works offline without need of internet or spying cloud services
  • empowering journalists and activists: without need for an admin or computer specialist
    • easy to setup
    • easy to use
    • cheep to use: one old standard pc or laptop or even a netbook is enough
  • open source software based on Debian GNU/Linux (Operating system), Apache Solr (Enterprise Search), Open Semantic Search (search engine and user interface) and Cryptsetup for dm-crypt and LUKS (disk encryption)

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