It’s the second of a three-post day and it’s a two-fer to boot! Avansic recently published a blog post that discusses several different search and analytics strategies, and they also have a webinar tomorrow to show 4 ways to amplify your eDiscovery workflow!
Avansic’s blog post (So, You Want DIY eDiscovery? Part II: Search and Analytics) provides a high-level look at several different search and analytics strategies, including filtering, keyword search, and analytics (including concept searching). They note that searching “may not be the most exciting activity” (I happen to disagree, but I won’t quibble 😉 ), but search and analytics is critical to successful eDiscovery (which I strongly agree with). Avansic’s post proceeds to discuss filtering, a brief look at keyword search logic, the four ways data is being searched and analytics and concept searching.
Speaking of agreeing, I couldn’t agree more with these sentences in the conclusion: “Unexpected results are a part of searching. It’s a struggle to know what you’re going to get with particular search terms, and that’s true whether you’re a seasoned eDiscovery professional or new to the process.” I’ve been searching document collections for over 30 years and I’m still regularly surprised by results I get! Check out their full post here!
Avansic is also co-presenting a webinar tomorrow at 1:30pm CT with iCONECT titled eDiscovery Bootcamp: 4 Ways to Amplify Your Ideal eDiscovery Workflow. Dr. Gavin Manes, CEO of Avansic, and Ian Campbell, CEO of iCONECT will show four ways to use humans, tools, and data to achieve eDiscovery success. That will include detailed techniques to use during project origination, how to request and load data from your clients, and how to modernize production requests from other parties. You’ll also learn how to use your documents most effectively to prepare for depositions and motion practice, including specific goals of each step and how standards and automation can streamline your next eDiscovery project. Register here!
So, what do you think? How do you handle search and analytics in your eDiscovery projects? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.
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