Relativity Fest London kicks off with raft of new product announcements

Relativity Fest London kicks off today (17 May), with announcements of several new product capabilities in its Microsoft Azure-hosted eDiscovery platform RelativityOne.

Later this year Relativity will incorporate AI machine translation directly in RelativityOne. We’re told that out-of-the-box, users will be able to translate large batches of documents in more than 100 languages and 12,000 language combinations. Relativity is integrating Microsoft Translator Text API, part of Microsoft Cognitive Services, which returns some of the highest quality machine translation results in the original format of the document. An early access trial with select groups will kick off this month and will be refined for general availability later this year.

“Today, we struggle with the speed of third parties turning around translations,” said Raju Patel, associate director, digital forensic group at Grant Thornton. “Integrated machine translation will be well used by our team given the opportunity to save all this time and improve our efficiencies.”

On average, each RelativityOne customer using Automated Workflows has saved 164 hours and 5,780 clicks in just the past six months, we’re told. To help further increase efficiency, Relativity is introducing parallel execution which will allow users to run multiple actions at the same level in their workflow at the same time. Additionally, Relativity will introduce a “Copy to Workspaces” feature, allowing users to easily create copies of their workflow across one or more workspaces. Soon, Relativity will also create opportunities for even more innovation by adding APIs for Automated Workflows that will enable users to build their own actions and triggers.

Meanwhile, an AI-powered sentiment analysis feature will be available to RelativityOne users later this year. Sentiment analysis will allow users to identify positive and negative sentiment in their data. The analysis is conducted on a sentence-by-sentence basis so that even if negative sentiment is buried within a longer conversation, users will not miss that key information.

“Sentiment Analysis enables us to look at our data from a new perspective, helps prioritize our review, and allows our teams to make smarter and more strategic decisions,” said Michallyn Demiter, eDiscovery expert at Bayer. “Currently, we’re using sentiment analysis on a few of our internal investigations, but we’re already seeing the value and look forward to expanding use across other areas of the business.”

RelativityOne’s application for collecting documents from the likes of Google Workspace (Collect) is being extended. Later this year, Relativity will add iManage, SharePoint, Smarsh and Enterprise Vault (for Relativity Trace) to its list of platforms users can collect data from.

caroline@legaltechnology.com