NEW YORK, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stroz Friedberg, LLC, a leading global digital risk management and investigations firm, today announced the launch of First Glance, an early case assessment (ECA) tool. First Glance is the first of a new suite of analytical applications that will enhance Stroz Review, the firm's e-discovery platform.
The suite, Stroz First Analytics, will consist of three tools aimed at quickly isolating the critical documents needed to support litigation: early case assessment, communication pattern analysis and sentiment analysis. By decreasing the time spent on document review, Stroz First Analytics will help litigation teams reduce the significant costs often required for document review.
First Glance is a tool used prior to traditional processing and case review. Specifically, it provides early visibility into the documents of a large collection of electronically stored information (ESI), which includes information stored on flash drives, personal computers, corporate networks and email systems.
The tool will provide:
- Visual mapping. First Glance is based on a concept and clustering technology in which key search words are used to produce visual maps which display groups of documents based on their relevance to the investigation. This allows litigation teams to efficiently cull out immaterial files that would likely slow the in-depth review process.
- Alternate keyword generation. First Glance's natural language processing engine "reads" the corpus of ESI and suggests alternative keywords that return more relevant results. These keyword sets are built on the proven artificial intelligence powers of the tool's engine, rather than pre-determined word association capabilities, speeding the reviewer's identification of the most important, or "hot," documents.
- Foldering and document culling. First Glance enables examiners to sort and folder large sets of data to identify and isolate essential documents for a streamlined analysis. At legal counsel's choosing, First Glance seamlessly transmits all foldering decisions onward into the Stroz Review platform. Unlike other ECA tools, Stroz Friedberg's system is integrated, meaning there is no export of data from the First Glance platform into a separate processing and hosting system.
"Using cutting-edge text analytics, First Glance will significantly enhance our clients' ability to understand evidence in their cases much earlier in the process than with traditional document review," said Co-President Eric Friedberg. "With the addition of Stroz First Analytics to Stroz Review, our clients now have the opportunity to make wiser actions sooner, and this will ultimately translate to lower litigation costs."
For more information about Stroz Friedberg and its comprehensive Stroz Review offering, including First Glance, please visit: www.strozfriedberg.com.
About Stroz Friedberg, LLC
Stroz Friedberg is a leading global digital risk management and investigations firm. The company specializes in digital forensics, electronic discovery, data breach and cybercrime response, and business intelligence and traditional investigations. Working at the cutting edge of technology, law and behavioral science, Stroz Friedberg provides technical assistance and strategic advice to help clients effectively manage electronic information. Learn more about the firm's capabilities and experience at www.strozfriedberg.com.
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