One key to lowering eDiscovery costs is to filter out irrelevant content early in the process. Our advanced filtering methods have revolutionized the way companies approach eDiscovery.
Going beyond file format, date filters, deduplication and keyword searching, DSi engages multiple filtering tools to streamline your data.
We use “full text,” keyword-searching methods – such as words or phrases, Boolean, wildcard phonic, stemming, proximity, synonym and numeric – to help you perform data searches, find related documents, create subsets and refine content to be exported for a response to a production request. Our team can also create custom filtering processes tailored to your project. The better the filter, the better the results.
Smart Search Consultants
It doesn’t begin and end with filters, either. At DSi, you’ll work with smart, experienced people trained in separating the wheat from the chaff. Our Smart Search Consultants can improve and validate the key terms used in your eDiscovery project to ensure they produce the best, defensible results.
Once a statistically valid sample size is calculated, Smart Search Consultants collaborate with counsel on iterative searching and testing of proposed terms, assessing document counts and sampling search results to ensure completeness and accuracy. Our process identifies responsive documents and safeguards against inadvertent production of privileged documents. You tell us what you’re looking for and we’ll help you refine your search and show you what to expect from your dataset.
Keyword Analytics: DSi Smart Sampling
We understand that standard sampling methods are not always sufficient. With DSi Smart Sampling, our proprietary algorithms and automated processes analyze sampled data and intelligently propose the most effective search criteria. It’s a complicated process that ensures great results at a reduced cost.
The DSi Smart Sampling process includes:
1. Indexing the data universe
2. Identifying the goal(s) of the search
3. Establishing acceptable parameters
4. Isolating both a working sample set and control sample set
5. Coding the working sample as either responsive or nonresponsive
6. Analyzing the data
7. Mapping out terms
8. Determining the best search words and phrases for finding responsive documents
9. Increasing recall and precision
10. Accommodating stratified sampling, or identifying and considering sub-populations, allowing separation by such qualifications as custodian or file type
11. Validating the process
12. Applying the terms to the entire population
13. Creating an efficient review process
14. Providing robust reporting
DSi Smart Sampling can be used to cull nonresponsive data, sample for privileged and confidential files and provide an additional layer of quality control.
All of our filters and methods can be tailored and combined to create complex searches that yield targeted data. Plus, our software developers and programmers can customize filtering processes specific to your case needs.
We offer multiple sophisticated technology assisted review options with advanced search and predictive coding capabilities. Combine that with our experience and you’ll find yourself spending less time reviewing non-responsive documents and more time on relevant matters.
Interested in learning more about how our experienced eDiscovery team leverages cutting-edge filtering technologies for our clients? Contact us or checking out these resources:
• Agility in eDiscovery (case study)
• Using Multiple Sampling Methods (case study)