Warwickshire, United Kingdom (PressExposure) January 12, 2010 -- Lawyers searching through thousands of documents as part of a complex case can now benefit from a new level of e-discovery solution, including conceptual searching technology. Warwickshire-based CCL-Forensics â a supplier of IT analysis services to the legal sector - is now able to offer âintelligentâ searching technology to law firms across the UK.
The theory that e-discovery is simply a way of searching for user-entered keywords is no longer true. When dealing with large amounts of electronically stored information, it is now possible for lawyers to use âconceptual searchingâ techniques to find documents related to a word or concept even if that word is not necessarily included in the document. For example, if searching for a document about football which doesnât contain the word âfootballâ, the technology can search for related words and concepts to produce relevant documents.
CCL-Forensicsâ Marketing Manager Andy Holmes says âGone are the days when e-discovery was used to simply locate keywords. This âdumbâ searching has been surpassed by a new level of search technology which means reviewers can spend less time trawling through thousands of irrelevant files while searching for the data they require. CCL-Forensics is delighted to have partnered with a leading organisation in this field to make this technology available to our client base in the legal sectorâ.
Large numbers of documents will always form part of major cases in a wide variety of litigation matters. While there are many lawyers who will always prefer to review on paper, this is not always practical where large amounts of documentation is involved. Indeed, by using an e-discovery tool, it ensures that electronic data remains electronic â crucially retaining its rich metadata. This metadata (which literally means âdata about dataâ) can contain details about when documents were created, forwarded and their provenance etc. This is all valuable information which is lost when documents are printed out.
CCL-Forensics can guide lawyers through this often difficult and complex process, and provide advice on how to use the keyword and conceptual searching to the maximum effect. It could take human reviewers weeks and months to trawl through thousands of pages of information, where as a computer can do it, sometimes, in a fraction of a second. For more information on e-discovery and conceptual searching, and how it can save law firms money and time please call 01789 261200.
CCL-Forensics is a Warwickshire-based computer forensics mobile phone forensics and e-discovery supplier which has been working with some of the UKâs largest police forces, law enforcement agencies and legal firms since 2002. More information is available at http://www.ccl-forensics.com.