These days, legal research is one of the most time consuming tasks in the law industry. Although solutions are available to make legal search faster and easier, none are used as often as dtSearch, a company whose products help with legal research across statutes, regulations, and case law and can search web data.


Today, dtSearch, a supplier of document filters and enterprise text retrieval software for instantly searching terabytes of data, has introduced new version 7.75. This includes new HTML5 templates for publishing searchable data to an Internet or Intranet site through dtSearch Web with Spider. dtSearch Web is a no-programming-required solution for instant, concurrent searching of terabytes of static and dynamic online data.


Here are some key enhancements of the version 7.75:

  • Terabyte Indexer.  dtSearch enterprise and developer products can index more than a terabyte of text in a single index, spanning multiple directories, emails and attachments, online data and other databases. 


  • Federated Searching and the dtSearch Spider.  dtSearch products offer federated searching across any number of directories, emails and databases. The dtSearch Spider adds local and remote, static and dynamic online content to a search. The Spider can index sites to any level of depth, with support for public and private or secure online content, including log-ins and forms-based authentication. 


  • Faceted Search and Other Data Classification Options. The dtSearch Engine supports categorization based on document full-text contents, internal document metadata, database content, or data attributes associated with documents during document indexing.  Advanced data classification options include faceted search and full-text and/or fielded data positive and negative variable term weighting.


  • 25+ Search Options and Language Support.  The dtSearch product line offers 25+ search types, including special forensics search options. dtSearch products provide Unicode support for international language text, including support for right-to-left languages, and special Chinese/Japanese/Korean character options.


  • Developer SDKs.  The dtSearch Engine for Win & .NET and the dtSearch Engine for Linux make available dtSearch instant searching and document filters for a range of Internet, Intranet and other commercial applications. SDKs include native 64-bit and 32-bit C++, Java and .NET APIs. 


Driven, the company that designed the ONE e-discovery platform to maximize e-discovery review at all phases of the process, recently chose the dtSearch Engine for its Win & .NET product. “The dtSearch Engine provides our powerful searching, from simple keyword searches to complex queries,” Driven said in a statement. 

ONE covers the entire span of litigation support, from early case assessment to review preparation, to review management, to production, to trial preparation. Available as a SaaS-hosted platform as well as running at customer sites, ONE offers the integrated collaboration tools to maximize litigation success, with minimum financial burden. 

“After years of specializing in processing solutions, Driven elected to develop its own platform for early case assessment and document review by combining the best features and ideas from across the industry,” the company said.

Search is used not just in the review phase of ONE, but throughout all phases of litigation.  For example, according to a Driven case study, after Driven’s early case assessment, the client removed another 90 percent of data universe prior to full native processing using ONE’s full searching capabilities. The end result was cull[ing] an initial 4 terabytes worth of data down to 100 GB for native review.

Today, Driven serves major law firms across industries and strives to be not just a service provider but an ally. Driven explained, “Our clients can call on experienced project managers, world-class forensic technicians, firm-trained litigation support personnel, twenty-four hour helpdesk support, and expert consultants to get all the help they need for their projects.”


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