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Definition: e-discovery

(Electronic-DISCOVERY) Relevant evidence in a court case that resides in electronic form. It includes all types of electronic files, including Web pages, email correspondence, as well as database, word processing and spreadsheet files.

Faster than Manual Coding
Compiling electronic evidence is much faster than manual coding from paper documents as has been common in the past. Meta-data such as date, from, to and type of document can be extracted automatically from electronic files in order to create an evidence database.