Thursday, June 28, 2007

Surpassing Search: New Xerox Text Mining Software Goes Beyond "Keywords" To Deliver More Relevant Information

ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 20, 2007 -- Researchers at Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) today unveiled FactSpotter, new document search software that goes beyond conventional "keyword" search, enabling it, in effect, to spot the one or two golden nuggets among the pebbles on the shore.

Developed in Grenoble, France, by researchers at the Xerox Research Centre Europe, the new text mining software combines a powerful linguistic engine with an easy-to-use interface so that anyone can query the system in everyday language. Unlike traditional enterprise search tools, FactSpotter looks not only for the keywords contained in a query but also the context of the document those words contain. For example, if searching for documents that reference Angelina Jolie, FactSpotter will also return results where the pronoun "she" is used instead of Jolie's full name.

The "smart" search engine can comb through almost any document regardless of the language, location, format or type; take advantage of the way humans think, speak and ask questions; and discriminate the results highlighting just a handful of relevant answers instead of returning thousands of unrelated responses.

Trial Solutions Releases Version 9.0 of ImageDepot™ to Address Lawyers’ Requests for On-Demand Software

Houston , Texas June 27, 2007 – Trial Solutions, a leader in the litigation support software market, has released its on-demand version 9.0 of ImageDepot™, its easy-to-use and highly secure Internet-based solution. On-demand software, also referred to as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), allows the user immediate access to the software with subscription and requires no purchase. ImageDepot™ serves litigation teams with document repository projects who need support from worldwide locations via the Internet.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Kroll Ontrack Launches Electronically Stored Information (ESI) Consulting Practice

Minneapolis – June 20, 2007 – Kroll Ontrack® , the industry’s largest provider of electronic and paper-based document discovery and computer forensics services, today launched its electronically stored information (ESI) consulting practice –Ontrack Consulting – at LegalTech West Coast in Los Angeles. This new team of consultants will help corporations and outside counsel navigate through technical intricacies and legal standards associated with the accessibility of electronically stored information and other technical issues relating to electronic discovery. Ultimately, this service will help attorneys establish best practices for data management and for all stages of the electronic discovery process to reduce the burden and cost associated with discovery.

The December 2006 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure underscore the important role of electronically stored information in modern litigation, while requiring a heightened level of discovery readiness. Attorneys are now faced with new legally mandated responsibilities to understand the technical realities of ESI. Leveraging Kroll Ontrack’s ESI expertise and the experience of the company’s consultants, attorneys can be confident they are prepared to manage e-discovery and effectively advocate on behalf of the parties they represent.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Epiq Systems Launches New Version of eDiscovery Software

New York (June 13, 2007) – Epiq Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:EPIQ), a leading provider of technology solutions for the legal profession, today announced the availability of DocuMatrix™ 11.5, an upgraded version of its flagship eDiscovery platform. The company added new features based on feedback from corporate and law firm clients to help review teams quickly and more efficiently review documents pertinent for trial or financial transactions.

Version 11.5 gives administrators new control to create document workflows that automatically disseminate files to review teams. Once documents are reviewed, the software forwards them to the next review team, significantly reducing wait time. And, users evaluate related documents in “batches,” increasing consistency and accuracy. Administrators and users can now focus on the review, not workflow management.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Image Capture Engineering, Inc. Becomes Part of LexisNexis

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LexisNexis, a leading provider of information and services solutions, today announced that LexisNexis® Applied Discovery® has acquired Image Capture Engineering, Inc. – the industry pioneer and market leader in the development of discovery document processing software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Based in Omaha, Nebraska, Image Capture Engineering’s newest product, LAW 5.0 PreDiscovery™ software, inventories, culls and extracts information from paper and electronic legal documents – processing them into an electronic “load file” for delivery to law firms and corporations for use with discovery software such as LexisNexis® Concordance™ and others.

“Adding LAW 5.0 PreDiscovery processing capabilities to our portfolio of desktop software, hosted and full service online discovery offerings is a clear example of our commitment to our Total Practice Solutions strategy of helping litigators win by offering them the most complete set off litigation support tools and services,” said Michele Vivona, senior vice president of the LexisNexis® Litigation Services organization.

AccessData & Clearwell Systems Partner to Streamline E-Discovery and Corporate Investigations

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and LINDON, Utah—June 4, 2007—Clearwell Systems, Inc., and AccessData Corporation, a pioneer in the digital forensic industry, today announced a strategic partnership to streamline legal e-discovery and corporate investigations. The E-Discovery and Investigative SuiteƤ, which includes AccessData’s forensic suite and the Clearwell Intelligence Platform®, provides a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for the collection, analysis and review of electronic evidence. The joint solution enables enterprises and government agencies to reduce processing and review costs by up to 80 percent, and solve investigations up to 85 percent faster.

“The challenges posed by the increasing volume of electronic information are amplified by significant growth in litigation and corporate investigations,” said Kent Millington, president and CEO of AccessData. “By partnering with Clearwell, we are responding to our customers’ needs by providing market leading analysis and review capabilities along with AccessData’s industry leading computer forensic and password recovery solutions. The E-Discovery and Investigative Suite is a combined, proven solution that will deliver an immediate return on investment to our customers both today and in the future.”

Monday, June 04, 2007

Document Technologies, Inc. and Skyline Legal Technologies Announce Merger

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 4, 2007) - Document Technologies Inc. (DTI), a comprehensive document and technology solutions provider for legal professionals and select corporate clients, and Skyline Legal Technologies, a New York-based leader in document management services that provides a wide range of litigation support services to the NY legal community, today announced the merger of their two companies. The merger went into effect June 1, 2007. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

DTI is an end-to-end national legal solutions provider offering a full range of litigation support services including electronic discovery, document productions nationwide, professional and IT solutions and facilities management services. Skyline is a leading provider of legal technology and litigation support solutions to clients in New York and throughout the U.S.