Great topic! A lot of people in legal think they understand eDiscovery search because they can conduct searches on Google. This post from Avansic discusses how Google and eDiscovery search are totally different!
As their latest post (Search and Ye Shall Find) discusses, just because you can find what you need on Google (or any other internet search engine) doesn’t mean it’s as easy in eDiscovery. The key differences come down to intent, the role of analytics, and the presentation of results.
The post does a great job of then comparing Google and eDiscovery search, discussing those key differences. Music to my ears, as I’ve used that analogy on several occasions to point out the false assumption many people have that they know how to conduct eDiscovery searches because they can perform searches in Google. Comparing the two isn’t like apples and oranges – it’s more like apples and…pork chops!
So, what makes searching Google and eDiscovery search different? You can find out on Avansic’s blog here. It’s just one extra click! It’s another mistake (along with these mistakes) to avoid making!
Want to know more about eDiscovery search best practices? Join Dr. Gavin Manes of Avansic and Ian Campbell of iCONECT next Tuesday, June 22 at 1pm CT for the webinar eDiscovery Bootcamp: Win your case with 8 simple search steps. In the webinar, Gavin and Ian discuss how to locate documents in an eDiscovery project successfully. They will examine many search technologies, from basic keywords to more advanced near-dupe and thread filtering, to give you confidence in finding the information you are looking to uncover. Click here to register!
So, what do you think? Are you one of “those people” who think that searching Google and eDiscovery search are the same? If so, you’d better read the blog post and attend that webinar! 😉 Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.
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Excellent topic, one near and dear to my heart and even more so to those eDiscovery experts far more excelled in the trade than me, I’m sure.