Email data often provides the most crucial information in any legal action yet often it can be difficult to collect, analyze and review due to the widespread use of proprietary technology, the large number of email file formats and the variety of client software used to manage a custodian's email account.
Global EDD Group utilizes advanced forensic tools that enable our technicians to collect, examine and export email data in a number of different formats, including:
- Microsoft Exchange 5.0, 5.5, 2000, 2003 SP1, 2007 (EDB)
- Lotus Notes 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0
- Novell Group Wise
- Microsoft Outlook (PST)
- Microsoft Outlook Express (EML)
- E-mail Examiner (EMX)
- The Bat! (3.x and higher)
Additionally, Global EDD Group offers high volume email conversion services that read and export a number of different formats, including the popular Lotus Notes (.nsf) and Microsoft Outlook (.pst) often found in corporate environments, as well as the following:
- Outlook MSG files
- Outlook Express
- Windows Mail
- Webmail with IMAP access
- Mozilla Thunderbird
- Apple Mail
- Qualcomm Eudora
- Berkeley mail
- EML message files
- MHT Web Archive
- The Bat!
- Forte Agent
- MSN Mail
- Mailbag Assistant
- E-mail Examiner
- Outlook Personal Storage file (.pst)
- Outlook MSG files
- Generic files (mbox)
- EML message files (.eml)
- MHT Web Archive files (.mht) with HTML or spreadsheet index page
- Database (.mdb) via tabbed delimited file
- Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format files (.pdf) with embedded attachments
Multilingual e-mails and electronic documents present a significant challenge within electronic discovery and a dilemma to many legal teams as they undertake document review for their clients - what do we do with these foreign language files?
Professional certified translation is cumbersome within it's high cost and slow turnaround time.
Finding bilingual experienced reviewers can prove to be very difficult.
Automated machine translation, however, provides a valuable solution with greater speed and lower costs that allow review teams to refine the multilingual documents to a more manageable subset through the exclusiion of non-responsive files. This advanced technology converts foreign languages to English - and visa versa - with impressive accuracy that enables quick understanding of the original documents.
Global EDD Group provides automated machine translation services that convert the following language to/from English:
The conversion of image-based document files (TIFFs and PDFs) into editable and searchable electronic files requires specialized Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software that is widely available within the marketplace. However, the majority of these products are geared towards the English language and fail to produce quality results with Asian, Latin and Cyrillic languages that are composed of unique accents or characters.
In the computer world, these characters sets are handled under the Unicode standard that "provides a unique number for every character, no matter what the platform, no matter what the program, no matter what the language." The latest version of the Unicode standard represents over 109,000 characters from over 90 languages, which obvious represents a significant challenge to OCR tools that have been geared toward the 26 letters of the English alphabet.
Global EDD Group has invested in specialized OCR tools that accept the Unicode standard and create editable and searchable electronic files for languages from around the world. Additionallly, a subset of languages can receive Enhanced OCR Processing that includes dictionary lookups, format retention and image enhancement. The following are typical service options available, though some may not be available for every language.
INPUT FORMATS: Scanned Paper Documents (TIFF, PDF) or Digital Photographs (JPG)
OUTPUT FORMATS: Text Files (TXT), Documents (DOC), Spreadsheets (XLS), Web Page (HTML)
Global EDD Group leverages production-level, industry standard technologies to filter, cull, deduplicate, extract, convert, number and stamp native electronic files and mailstores. This high volume distributed processing service currently supports over 2,000 file types and the ability for manual quality control procedures for problematic file types such as spreadsheets and presentations.
Upon completion of processing, the resulting files can be returned in native file, TIFF or PDF format with industry standard load files OR loaded directly to one of our online review tools.
These services are also portable and can be brought to you or your client in those unique situations that require on or near site processing.