Key Activities and Common Tools, Processing Fundamentals Series Part 2
A multi-part series on the fundamentals eDiscovery practitioners need to know about the processing of electronically-stored information
By Matthew Verga, Xact Data Discovery
In “Why Understanding Processing is Important,” we discussed understanding processing in the context of lawyers’ duty of technology competence. In this Part, we review the key steps in processing and some common tools used to complete them.
Broadly speaking, there are four main activities that take place during processing: expansion, extraction and normalization, indexing, and objective culling. In this Part, we will discuss the first three of these activities and touch on the tools commonly used to complete them. The fourth activity, objective culling, requires a whole post of its own and will be covered later in this series.