Early Data Assessment

Definition: Early Data Assessment provides a comprehensive overview of the content and context of a collection of electronically stored information at the beginning of the life cycle of litigation, audit or investigation. By understanding the data at an early stage, parties can begin to quantify information that may need to be uncovered.

ayfie's main product for Early Data Assessment:

ayfie product overview:

ayfie automates the highly manual process of timeline creation by placing documents of a case matter in chronological order.

  • One-click timeline creation: Simply select the timeline view to graphically present documents in chronological order.
  • Tag relevant results: Tag documents on the fly to sort content and create work packages for colleagues.
  • Highlight important content: While previewing documents, you can annotate text for future reference by project teams.
  • Add interesting notes: At any time a user may add notes to a document or timeline.
  • Customize the timeline: Easily re-arrange documents of a case matter according to their real dates – even add custom events, e.g. calls.
  • Export all data: Export all timelines and associated notes, annotations and tags to PDF or Excel.


Now it’s possible to build timelines with one click and then augment or modify documents.

Team members working on the case or transaction can review annotations within ayfie Locator, as the notes and annotations are layered on top of the source document. You never have to touch a single file, as just the text from the documents is indexed and available within ayfie Locator.

ayfie Locator’s proprietary NLP technology crawls the contents of all documents and our semantic engine extracts dates from within the documents, as well as key entities including persons, locations and organisations mentioned within documents. This allows for a more rapid discovery process, and the timeline can be built based on the date of document or a date mentioned within a document. Our extraction technology is available in 13 languages making international case work easy and efficient.



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