ALIAS: Automated Linguistic Identification & Assessment System is the primary way for new users to access the forensic linguistic tools which have been transferred from ILE to stakeholder communities.
Access to ALIAS is restricted to trained users. Access is obtained through a user account using a web browser.
ALIAS data — documents — are restricted to user accounts; users cannot access each other’s data unless one user gives another user access to his account (username and password). ALIAS data is encrypted at rest and encrypted in transit in line with US Department of Defense standards for data security. User data always belongs to the user, not to ALIAS Technology LLC or to ILE.
ALIAS data can be accessed by two administrative users: the server administrator and the ALIAS Technology administrator. These administrators know their role in the chain of custody.
Once ALIAS runs a document through an analysis, the document is locked and cannot be changed or edited in any way. This precaution protects chain of custody and preserves the evidence. If the document must be changed in any way, then a new version of the document must be input into ALIAS and a new analysis must be run. Again, this precaution protects chain of custody and preserves the evidence.