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Ediscovery news: Daegis launch Hadoop-based technology assisted review for big data

Daegis, aprovider of eDiscovery software and services, today announced the launch of its Hadoop-based technology assisted review (TAR) solution known as Acumen. The new offering is designed to reduce the high costs associated with document review while increasing accuracy and defensibility. Fully integrated into the Daegis eDiscovery Platform, Acumen reduces the number of documents for first-pass review by 70 to 90%, cutting first pass review costs by up to 50% and substantially increasing the speed and efficiency of the review process.

“The eDiscovery market continues to experience rapid growth and development as the demands on serial litigants and their outside counsel increase with the growth of electronically stored information and the diversification of content generation sources,” said Deborah Jillson, President of Daegis. “Daegis drives innovation in the industry by developing leading edge solutions such as Acumen that scale to meet the evolving needs of the legal industry.”

Unlike eDiscovery technologies that focus solely on black-box predictive coding, Acumen implements a workflow and process-driven approach based on the latest big data advancements, innovative software algorithms and proven best practices in human review. Daegis’ focus on scalability future-proofs corporate concerns around data growth and the challenge of managing, storing, and securing data as well as sorting and identifying the relevant pieces to meet eDiscovery obligations.

Acumen utilizes Hadoop-based distributed computing with a modified form of Probabilistic Latent Semantic indexing to rapidly create and ensure highly accurate data maps that represent review document sets. The Acumen solution is seamlessly integrated into the Daegis review platform to leverage existing advanced search capabilities and process-driven human review. This powerful combination delivers the industry’s highest levels of “recall” and “precision.”

Availability and Pricing: The Acumen solution was released on October 15, 2012 and is free of charge for clients using the Daegis eDiscovery Platform for processing and hosting. Acumen is also offered as a stand-alone solution with pricing available per gigabyte or as a bundle with other services.