Content Profiling

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Function definition: Tools that build a profile of the characteristics of digital content, typically by combining or analysing a number of sources of information such as extracted metadata and file format identifications.
Lifecycle stage: Preservation Planning

Tools for this function

Autopsy Digital ForensicsOpen source, free digital forensics tool
BrunnhildeSiegfried-based characterization of directories and disk images
C3POC3PO is a content profiling tool for visualization and preservation analysis
Crazy-fast-image-scanA script to scan media very quickly to find out what kind of content it contains
DemystifyFormat Identification Analysis and Reporting
EPADDePADD is a software package developed by Stanford University's Special Collections & University Archives that supports archival processes around the appraisal, ingest, processing, discovery, and delivery of email archives.
TOMES (Transforming Online Mail with Embedded Semantics)A package of open source tools for handling the preservation of government email records
Web Archive DiscoveryIndexing and discovery tools for web archives.
YaraYARA is a tool that allows the identification of files that match user-defined textual or binary patterns