Carole E. Chaski earned her PhD in Linguistics from Brown University in 1987. In 1992 she was rescued from the academic world, when the Raleigh Major Crimes Unit contacted her regarding the authorship of a suicide note. Her analysis was crucial to determining the appropriate suspect who was charged and convicted of his roommate's death. The defendant validated Dr. Chaski's method by admitting -on the witness stand- that he did author the suicide note. Dr. Chaski sought and won Federal funding to validate linguistic methods for determining authorship. During her Visiting Research Fellowship at the US DOJ's National Institute of Justice, she researched the reliability of forensic linguistic methods.
In 1998 she founded the Institute for Linguistic Evidence, Inc, a non-profit organization devoted to research in forensic linguistics methods. In 2006, she became President of ALIAS Technology LLC, a firm which provides analytical services to the law enforcement, private investigative, legal, defense and security communities through proprietary software ALIAS, the Automated Linguistic Identification and Assessment System. Dr. Chaski's testimony based on ALIAS has been admitted into Federal and State Courts without any restrictions on her ability to state a conclusion about authorship.