PolySpot Uncovers and Delivers Vital Enterprise Information

January 11, 2013

We’ve heard it before and we’re hearing it again: computers and data are nothing without the intelligence and analysis skills of data scientists. This time the age-old insight comes from a recent GigaOM article called “Why Big Data Might Be More About Automation Than Insights.”

The author discussed how attorneys are using big data technologies to sift through terabytes of electronic documents with Recommind CEO Bob Tennant.

The following insight was shared from their conversation:

Predictive coding, as it’s called, frees them up to focus more on case strategy than on the tedium of analyzing every single PDF and email message to figure out if it’s relevant to a case. However, he noted, although the software typically does a better job than a person alone would do, most law firms still use a hybrid man-machine approach to leverage the strengths of both and ensure nothing gets missed.

While big data technologies are certainly replacing the need for employees to manually read huge stacks of documents, we would not say that automation is where these technologies end. Key insights are delivered from business intelligence software like PolySpot that, through connectors, has the capability of uncovering information from over 100 different file types.

Megan Feil, January 11, 2013

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