IRMS006 – Lee Meyrick on Nuix’s index engine and its uses in eDiscovery and information governance

One of the interesting features of the records management landscape at this moment in time is the wide variety of different types of tools on the market. One of the things this podcast series hopes to do is to explore the different types of product on the market by talking to the vendors of the products themselves.

One source of the new types of tools is the eDiscovery market. Several eDiscovery vendors have added functionality to their products to enable them to serve wider information management uses.

One such tool is provided by Nuix, and in this episode Lee Meyrick Director of Information Management at Nuix discusses his company’s product.

Lee explains how the core of the Nuix product is a powerful indexing engine, that can index across a great many different repositories within an organisation.   The indexing engine extracts both the content and the metadata from the various different formats held in those repositories.

Lee explains the features that Nuix have built around the indexing engine to help organisations better understand their information (through reporting functionality), and to act on that information, for example by migrating material from one repository to another, deduplication, identifying and removing risky content such as PII (personally identifiable information)  etc.

He describes the tool’s metadata profiling capability, originally created so that organisations could control what metadata they sent with documents that they needed to submit to other parties (for example regulatory authorities or other parties in law suits).    It can also be put to use in migrating content from one application or repository to another, because the profiling tool can be used to enhance the metadata coming from the original repository to meet the metadata requirements of the destination repository.

Lee describes the differences between the Nuix tool and an enterprise search engine.  Whilst an enterprise search engine is intended for end-users to conduct simple, everyday searches, tools such as the Nuix engine are intended for power users such as legal teams or central information managers to carry out powerful, customised searches, using search strings that they may have spent some time to concoct.

Lee also describes the auto-classification capabilities of the Nuix tool, and discusses where he thinks the balance lies between human and machine classification.

Lee is interviewed by James Lappin

The podcast is introduced by Heather Jack

Lee Meyrick has a decade of experience in data discovery and compliance planning and implementation. He advises organisations on the use of eDiscovery techniques for information retrieval in unstructured data. Lee’s expertise lies with a particular focus on the fields of FCPA and UK Bribery Act and in the discovery of ‘risky data’ for remediation and he has trained organisations on the use of Nuix for Corporate Investigations and eDiscovery.

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