Towards a classification of risks
In this article, we propose a system for ordering threats by their composition and their substantial types using the technique of classification matrices. It goes without saying that this system does not automatically warrant meaningful results, but it permits to: - Structure the prevailing intuitive conceptions about threats - Discuss the various approaches toward a classification of threats and their orders of preference within a single conceptual framework. - Automatically transform the matrices obtained into an ontology of the text analysis program GITIKA for thematic classification, rubricator building and conceptual search. - Obtain structured information about the status of the information space concerning the presence and the intensity of threats which is made available to municipalities, regions and the state as a whole. - Link the information about the presence and acuteness of threats to social groups, behavioral types and other factors which are significant for administrators.