The Horizon Scanner can gather information from online sources, and provide and visualize potential trends.

Our tool, the Horizon Scanner, can scrape and store data from websites, blogs and PDF articles, and search a database based on a user query, show textual entities in a graph, and provide and visualize potential trends. The aim of the Horizon Scanner is to help experts explore relevant data sources for potential threats and trends and to speed up the process of foresight. In one of the projects cyber experts from the Dutch Defense Cyber Command validated this tool. The tool can be transformed to scrape other sources and can be used in other domains. Interested? Please let us know!


  • Maaike de Boer, Scientist, TNO, e-mail: