FORENSIC LINGUISTIC OFFICE

 

Forensic linguistics is broadly defined as the interface between language and law. The most extended definition in the law field understads forensic linguistics as the discipline in charge of linguistic analysis and the use of linguistics techniques in cases in which language is part of the evidence.

The main actions in this line of work are focused on:

 

  • Linguistic profiling. About interpretation or disambiguation. In cases where there are indecisive or opened to different interpretations statements, a linguistic analysis of the units is done to determine the use the statements were given.

 

  • Plagiarism detection. By linguistically comparing texts, we specify if two contributions belong to the same person.

 

  • Authorship profiling. We establish whether an indecisive text belongs to a certain author.

 

  • Speaker identification. It is a process that helps us identify an unknown speaker thanks to its voice samples. Recognition processes are performed by using a combined method of three of the most extended methods: perceptive, automatic, and spectrographic. We rely on Batvox, the most extended expert voice biometrics tool, accepted in the scientific and proffesional community.

 

  • Assesment of content in recordings. We establish the content of a recording by a technical transcription. It is really useful in cases in which the format or the recording’s quality prevent its understanding.

 

  • Recording authentification. We determine if a recording has been edited in case the evidence’s authenticity is in doubt.

 

  • Expert reports elaboration.

 

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COORDINATORS
                                                  María Dolores Muñoz Núñez                                             Mario Crespo Miguel
DOCTORAL STUDENT
  Mercedes Ramírez Salado
CONTACT
forense.ila@uca.es