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Dealing with Documents in other Languages

January 28, 2014

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High-stake investigations and eDiscovery projects are not limited by national boundaries and no investigator can afford to miss relevant information because it is in a foreign language and the cost of translation is too high. Multi-lingual text collection hide more complexities than it initially look like, because, in addition to differences in character sets and […]

How Technology can Help Investigators to Discovery the Golden W’s

January 13, 2014

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The answers to the “Five W’s” that every investigator knows from school form the basis of the complete story of an investigation: • Who is it about? • What happened? • When did it take place? • Where did it take place? • Why did it happen? Some investigators add a sixth and seven question, […]

The Essential Role of Technology for Law Enforcement and Internal Investigations

December 16, 2013

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Almost every crime leaves a proverbial “paper trail”, but when the probative information spans a vast volume of confiscated documents, electronic records, e-mail, wiretap transcripts, observation reports, cold cases, intelligence, information from telecom and internet providers, handwritten notes, audio files, pictures, video’s and social network posts, it is hard to link and combine all these […]

Visual Information Retrieval: the Next challenge in Information Management

November 7, 2011

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In the past 20 years, a lot of research has been done towards visual information retrieval on pictures and video files. Not all of it has been successful. But on the last years, the quality of these visual search engines has reached levels that are beginning to be acceptable for eDiscovery, compliance, law enforcement and […]

Social Media: the Next eDiscovery Elephant in the Corner

September 19, 2011

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For enterprises social media applications such as blogs, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter bring both business opportunities and risk. There are many channels and the volume of data is enormous. Most organizations don’t even know if and how employees are using them. The combination of business sensitive information and a mass broadcast capacity keeps legal departments […]

eDiscovery is here to stay!

February 18, 2011

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eDiscovery is not a typical technology cycle that goes up and down as a 7 year polynomial distribution. I believe that eDiscovery is here to stay. Personally, I am a strong believer in the fact that Enterprise Information Management is really the best solution to drive down your eDiscovery costs and risks. But in the […]

Audio and Phonetic Search: What’s Working and What’s Not

January 7, 2011

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Companies are on alert when it comes to endless amounts of data stored within the enterprise. But they must be equally vigilant about information that exists as spoken word. It’s a major challenge, however, to effectively search audio files. Why Audio Files Matter Organizations don’t want to leave themselves open to a lawsuit or security […]