Some Final Steps and Key Takeaways, Processing Fundamentals Series Part 5
A multi-part series on the fundamentals eDiscovery practitioners need to know about the processing of electronically-stored information
by Matthew Verga, JD, Xact Data Discovery
In “Why Understanding Processing is Important,” we discussed understanding processing in the context of lawyers’ duty of technology competence. In “Key Activities and Common Tools,” we discussed the core processing activities and some of the tools used to complete them. In “Common Exceptions and Special Cases,” we discussed scenarios requiring extra work and decisions during core processing activities. In “Objective Culling Options,” we discussed de-NISTing, deduplication, and content filtering. In this final Part, we review final steps and key takeaways.
In addition to the core activities of expansion, extraction, normalization, indexing, and objective culling that we have already discussed, there can be a variety of additional steps required during processing to prepare the materials for subsequent early case assessment, review, and production activities.