kCura revamps e-discovery platform

kCura has announced Relativity Six, the newest version of its e-discovery software, offering changes to the platform core that enhance speed and scalability as well as providing greater insight into case data.

The Relativity user interface has been updated with a focus on providing lawyers and reviewers with improved usability and minimal training requirements.

In addition to user interface updates, a number of features such as automated document batching, combined searches, and customisable skip rules have been added to improve, accelerate, and further automate workflow.

Relativity Pivot introduces completely new analysis functionality, which can be leveraged from the earliest stages of a matter to the later stages of issue review and deposition preparation. Case data can be summarised in a variety of ways, including clickable tables and charts.

The interactive results allow users to drill into subsets of documents and take action, such as culling irrelevant documents, batching documents for review, and exporting a report of user findings.

Relativity Pivot can help lawyers tell the story of a case through e-mail domain analysis, as well as by making visual such information as e-mail frequency, keyword hits by custodian, timelines, and file type distribution. Additionally, Pivot can be used to monitor the quality and progress of the review.

Relativity Six supports the goal of making advanced search features -- like clustering and concept search -- easy to use and accessible to end-users on cases of any size. Notable enhancements include improved titling for document clusters, as well as the automation of similar document groups as a part of index creation. Document compare has been re-architected, giving users an indication of the differences between conceptually related documents.

A published web Application Programming Interface (API) provides integration points that allow greater flexibility to customise Relativity or integrate with other core e-discovery applications. An import-specific API creates the ability to import processed data from an SQL source, allowing users to move data directly into Relativity without the need to manually export and import load files, thus reducing the risk of human error and expediting the availability of documents for attorney review.

A data transformation engine provides yet another extensibility point, allowing for metadata or full text fields to be searched and manipulated via regular expressions, populating the results in a new field. This functionality benefits Relativity Six users by providing e-mail domain analysis, but it also can be customized to provide a wide variety of case-specific solutions.


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