The Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) commissioned the development of Bonaparte. A combination of domain knowledge the NFI provides and powerful algorhythms SMART Research, acting as commercial entity Big4Data, has developed a reasoning and learning model. The developed model is able to recognize human beings by using DNA and family ties. The model has been integrated in the NFI working processes and is used on a daily base. With help of Bonaparte all victims of the Tripoli (2010) and the MH17 (2014) plane crashes have been identified. Additionally, a Dutch murder case (the Vaatstra case - 2012) has been solved and a serial rapist in Utrecht was tracked (2014). Big4Data was responsible for the development of this application. Starting with design and ending with a complete implementation. The project encompassed several years. Big4Data is also responsible for periodical maintenance and support of Bonaparte.


Big4Data has reached an agreement with international police organization, INTERPOL. The Bonaparte software has been mainly developed for large-scale identifying purposes but can also be deployed for relational investigation and identification of missing persons. The identification of missing persons usually concerns cross-border cases, the Bonaparte software enables INTERPOL to determine identities of missing persons through DNA of family members. INTERPOL also assists all member countries in cross-border victim identification with use of the Bonaparte software. Learn more about Bonaparte.

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