Are Different Search Technologies

Are Different Search Technologies Created Equal? Here’s the Answer: eDiscovery Best Practices

Avansic is knocking it out of the park* with several great recent posts on searching best practices! This one answers the question: are different search technologies created equal?

And, as their latest post tells us: All Search Technologies Are Not Created Equal.

But that’s only part of the story. The real story is how the different search technologies work. Just about every eDiscovery platform uses either dtSearch and Lucene, so it’s important to understand how they work and the differences between them. Just about every eDiscovery platform complements one or the other with Live Searching using a common database like Microsoft SQL for searching metadata.

But perhaps my favorite part of the post is the discussion of Search Term Reports – which is an underrated but vital tool in helping to assess the scope of search terms, with unique hits one of the best tools there is for identifying overbroad terms.

So, are different search technologies created equal? You can find out that and much more on Avansic’s blog here. It’s just one extra click!

Want to know how to apply search technology in eDiscovery project workflows to win cases? Join Dr. Gavin Manes of Avansic and Ian Campbell of iCONECT this Wednesday, July 20 at 1pm CT for the webinar eDiscovery Bootcamp: Search is Not Obsolete – Understanding Workflow Search Principles. In the webinar, Gavin and Ian  will review examples showing you how to build comprehensive and productive searches to support successful eDiscovery projects. Click here to register!

So, what do you think? Are different search technologies created equal? You know the answer, but do you know why? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.


* – It is Home Run Derby Day, after all! 😉

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