Document-type taxonomy systems should be consistent in document classifications, be complete in accounting for both records and non-record documents, and remain timely as new document types are encountered and old document types evolve over time. This posting discusses how visual classification technology meets those three criteria. Consistency To be useful at all, taxonomy systems should […]

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BR’s radical new document technology enables it to offer a radical new business model for processing documents – the Document Factory. Traditional document scanning is typically priced at three times estimated labor and those estimates are based on being able to meet peak demand using outmoded work flows. There are additional charges associated with making the […]

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As shown in the graphic on the left, BR eliminates  or substantially compresses  steps often taken in traditional document processing. BR’s visual classification technology automatically groups visually similar documents – even those with no text. From the first day that processing begins, BR provides project or process managers with a fully-informed awareness of what document […]

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Visual classification technology provides energy companies with strategic competitive advantage by making well log archives electronically searchable John Martin, CEO of BeyondRecognition, LLC (“BR”), today announced, “Energy companies are now using BR’s visual similarity technology to convert their paper well log archives into searchable electronic document collections so they can identify wells that may have […]

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The Summer, 2013, issue of the ABA’s Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence (“EDDE”) Journal features an article by John Martin, “E-Discovery Standards Proposals.” The article covers many topics that could be included in ISO/IEC standards or included in e-discovery best practices for law firms or corporations. EDDE-Standards The article includes discussions on: Using single-instance productions […]

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“A force multiplier refers to a factor that dramatically increases (hence ‘multiplies’) the effectiveness of an item or group.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Force_multiplication The biggest challenge when migrating content to an enterprise content management system is leveraging or multiplying the effectiveness of domain experts who determine which documents to preserve as records, which retention schedules to apply, and which data elements to extract from the […]

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Update: Since our posting that Amazon Web Services had taken down the EDRM/FERC/Enron data set, EDRM and Nuix announced that Nuix had cleansed the Enron data set of more than 10,000 items containing private, health and financial information (http://www.edrm.net/archives/17490), and Index Engines announced that it had found “more dirt” in the EDRM/Nuix data set (http://www.poweroverinformation.com/index-engines-finds-more-dirt-on-nuixs-cleansed-enron-data-set/). […]

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The ABA’s Spring, 2013, E-Discovery and Digital Evidence Journal features an article by John Martin and Joe Howie, “Reducing Privilege Log Costs and Delays: Negotiating a Quasi-Categorical Approach.” The article suggests deferring document-by-document review of documents for which privilege claims will be made, seeking a FREvid 502 order governing inadvertent production with or without the […]

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Since writing our initial posting on the EDRM/FERC/Enron PII disclosures, we have learned more information about the PII disclosures that may be of interest to those who use or discuss this collection. This posting reviews FERC’s actions in the light of what was technically possible at the time and comments on Enron’s appeal of the disclosure decision […]

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Today Amazon Web Services informed BeyondRecognition that AWS has taken down the Enron Email Data Set. This is the message we received: From: Amazon EC2 Abuse <ec2-abuse@amazon.com> Date: May 6, 2013, 4:36:57 PM CDT To: “jmartin@beyondrecognition.net” <jmartin@beyondrecognition.net> Subject: Your Amazon EC2 Abuse Report [58131675787] Reply-To: Amazon EC2 Abuse <ec2-abuse@amazon.com> Hello John, We apologize for the delayed response to your report. […]

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