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20 Dec Why Your E-Discovery Software Needs to Have OCR

E-discovery is the next big thing for lawyers. In the past, when lawyers shared files, there would be reams of paper in boxes full of folders. Fast forward to today, paper and folders are going digital. So, what do lawyers do with their paper documents? Well, a lot of the time they just scan them. Here’s the problem though: those scanned documents have text, but to a computer they are ‘pictures’ of text. So you can’t use them the same way you could a regular Word file. How does OCR help? Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is a software tool that converts scanned documents into text...

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01 May Search By Date Range

Take advantage of the advanced GoldFynch date identification capabilities to search for documents via date ranges. During the processing process GoldFynch automatically scans all documents for mentions of dates. It can identify a number of different date formats, e.g. April 2002, 04/01/2002 etc. You can now search for all the documents that fall within a certain range by simply entering the range of dates in this format in the search bar- "Start Date" - "End Date" . The start and end dates can be in any date formatting. We have some examples below. Remember when typing into the search bar...

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29 Feb GoldFynch updates 02/29/2016

UPLOAD Improved drag and drop allows you to upload files and folders of any size Upload zipped files Drastically reduce data organization/assembly time with Automatic Exact Duplicate Detection, which applies to previously uploaded documents as well.  Continue working in the GoldFynch app while uploads are processing in the background. (Warning: navigating away from the app, at this time, halts uploads. This will be corrected in the next round of updates.)  Improved error reporting for unsuccessful uploads.  As always, enjoy Automatic OCR and detection of Dates, Names, Places and other material Entities within each file. (Includes Email Metadata.)    SEARCH The beauty of a Google-type search isn’t just that it...

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22 Feb Search Within Search Results

Google is awesome at search. GoldFynch is awesome at search. Google searches the entire Internet. GoldFynch searches a finite amount of documents. Your documents, to be specific. While it doesn't really make much sense to compare Google directly to GoldFynch, it does, however, make sense to compare the search experience. Before Google, Internet search was a chore. It was slow and difficult to find what you were looking for. You had to get creative with your search terms and use complex search queries to get what you wanted. Enter: Google. All of a sudden, you can use simple English to find what you want. It made the entirety...

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07 Feb Refine Your Search Using “Snippets”

You can now refine your search based on “snippets” of each result. "Snippets" are brief excerpts of a file that show up below the search results. The purpose is to provide context for your results within each document. When you select a file based on a “snippet”, GoldFynch opens that file and automatically navigates to the location of that particular “snippet” within the file. As you can see in the example below, all other search results are also highlighted within the selected document....

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22 Jan e-Discovery and Document Review: An Introduction

Buzzwords and acronyms. They’re everywhere, and they’re probably here to stay. The words and acronyms themselves may fade away into obsolescence, but the fact is that it’s getting harder to know a lot about a lot. Most of us are relegated to knowing a lot about a few things. Here at GoldFynch, we know a lot about e-Discovery/Document Review. “e-Discovery” (short-hand for “electronic discovery”) or “document review”, are broad terms used to describe the collection of documents in an electronic format (such as .pdf, or .docx) followed by a search for information within those documents. One example most can relate to is the...

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