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Lateral Data Upgrades Viewpoint E-Discovery Platform to 5.4
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Lateral Data, a subsidiary of Xerox Litigation Services, has announced the upgrade of its Viewpoint e-discovery platform to version 5.4. Viewpoint is a single e-discovery platform, which integrates collection, culling, processing, early case assessment, analytics, review, and production into one offering.
Among its upgrades include the ability to identify duplicate text in email files and footers. This allows users to identify near duplicates by inputting text, such as an email signature, that appears consistently throughout a file set, said Daniel Morris, senior product manager for Lateral Data. This allows users to group email documents as similar despite differing content, speeding the review of near duplicates.
Viewpoint connectors free software that Lateral Data customers can use to import authorized data from Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, SharePoint has added the ability to collect Facebook wall posts. Its concept searching tool, Concept Analyzer has increased the number of documents it can search simultaneously "by twentyfold," according to Morris.
Viewpoint now integrates with LexisNexis case management software, CaseMap, allowing users to link Viewpoint document records as well as map specified metadata to a CaseMap project, said Morris. Other changes include upgrades to its graphical user interface, which brings together what were once separate processing ribbons into one easy-to-use grid. See Figure 1. Its optical character recognition is faster "by threefold," according to Morris, and its support for Asian file types and accent and case sensitive searching and indexing have both been enhanced.
Houston-based Lateral Data was acquired for $30 million by Norwalk, Conn.-based Xerox Corp. in July to extend Xerox Litigation Services' offerings. Law firms, corporations, and service providers can license Viewpoint to install in-house behind the company firewall or as a hosted service.
Michael Roach is LTN's associate editor. Send email.