Global Terrorism Database (GTD) is an open-source database including information on terrorist events around the world from 1970 through 2014. For each GTD incident, information is available on the date and location of the incident, the weapons used and nature of the target, the number of casualties, and--when identifiable--the group or individual responsible.
An idea on what question can be answered using this dataset: - Use attack type, weapons used, description of the attack, etc. to build a model that can predict what group may have been responsible for an incident.
There's definitely more information that can be obtained from this project on this topic, with plenty of room for interdisciplinary collaboration. We need social sciences and humanities people that have special interests in this issue specifically with deeper knowledge in specific regions or terrorist groups. That is essential in order to be able to ask the right questions and get meaningful insight, especially when we want to dig in deeper to a problem. For instance, terrorism in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia may have different motives. For example: - Different types of terror strikes in various geopolitical situations; - Identifying the factors responsible - such as political or social issues - for the frequent occurrence of terrorist attacks, and which regions are targeted; How the terrorist group chooses their attack locations, etc.Learn More