Extracting Intelligence from Unstructured Data Using Language Models

Company: NSW Police Force
Duration: 3-months
Start Date: November 2023
Location: Parramatta
Scholarship: $20,000

About the Company

The New South Wales Police Force is the primary law enforcement agency of the state of New South Wales, Australia. Divided into Police Area Commands (PACs), for metropolitan areas and Police Districts (PDs), for regional and country areas, the NSW Police Force consists of more than 400 Police stations and over 18,000 officers who are responsible for covering an area of 801,600 square kilometres and a population of more than 8.2 million people.

Project Objective

The project aims to investigate the application of language models in extracting intelligence from unstructured data and explore their effectiveness in policing practices.

  • The primary objectives of this research are as follows:
    Explore the potential of language models in extracting intelligence from unstructured data sources
  • Evaluate the performance of language models in policing practices
  • Research on methods to improve the model outputs through fine-tuning or prompt engineering
  • Identify the challenges and limitations of using language models for intelligence extraction

Intern Skills

  • An understanding of Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  • Skills in data processing, cleaning, and transformation
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python
  • Familiarity with text mining-related tasks such as entity extraction, relation extraction, and sentence classification



Applications must be submitted online by 5 November 2023 and should include additional documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation Letter
  • Supervisor Support Letter
  • Proof of Australian citizenship or permanent residence
    (e.g. passport, birth certificate, citizenship or PR certificate)



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