Electronic OCR and E-Discovery for the Legal Industry
E-Discovery allows parties in a legal proceeding to exchange information electronically prior to the start of a trial. While electronically stored information may seem more manageable than paper documents, key evidence and important files can get lost on a cluttered hard drive just as easily as in a physical office. OCR (Optical Character Recognition) allows law firms to make both scanned paper documents and electronic files fully text-searchable and indexed. With a reliable OCR system in place, the search for a critical document is as simple as performing an instant keyword search, potentially replacing hours or days sifting through files manually for information crucial to your case.
What is E-Discovery?
E-Discovery is the mode of exchanging information in an electronic format between parties in a lawsuit prior to the start of trial. Examples of electronically stored information (or ESI) typically exchanged includes:
- Interrogation Records
- Depositions and Admissions
- Other Requested Documents that may lead to the discovery of admissible evidence
E-Discovery seems like a solution to managing the inherently high volumes of paper documents in the legal world, however, without the proper information and document management solution in place, e-discovery simply moves the clutter from the physical office to your hard drive.
Creating Indexed, Text-Searchable Legal Documents with OCR Technology
OCR software converts scanned documents and native electronic files into fully text-searchable PDFs. Before OCR, searching through a huge pile of evidence for key information could take hours of painstaking manual effort. Once documents are made text-searchable, information retrieval can be simplified into a basic keyword search, potentially replacing hours of labor with an easy, instant search. In addition to saving time, a reliable OCR solution can turn up the evidence needed to help move a case forward.
Drive Efficiency with a Fast, Highly Accurate OCR Solution
CVISION’s OCR solution is a unique and powerful tool for the legal industry. CVISION leverages advanced image pre-processing techniques to maximize document quality prior to applying OCR to ensure the highest recognition accuracy rates possible are achieved. Further, CVISION uniquely processes electronic files faster than competing products by detecting and utilizing existing text layers. With a focus on accelerating processing time and maximizing recognition accuracy, CVISION’s OCR stands out as the optimal solution for driving efficiency in any law office looking to gain a competitive edge in how they manage their legal documents, during the E-Discovery process and beyond.