Relativity offers conceptual searching functionality through Relativity Analytics. Conceptual searching works with concepts instead of keywords. Unlike traditional search engines, indexing is based on co-occurrences of words and recognizes ideas and concepts between documents. The supporting technology is the mathematically-based latent semantic indexing (LSI).
There are no pre-established word lists, dictionaries or linguistic techniques such as sentence structures. Relativity Analytics is language-independent and self-training. The search technology “learns” all it requires from material selected for searching. Not only can it identify, classify and sort information rapidly, it can find relevant documents that other search techniques miss.
Analytics is language agnostic, meaning that you can index any language and it will "learn" that language. The indexing process does not take term location into account; it is solely based upon term co-occurrence.
There are several ways to use Relativity Analytics:
- Conceptual term searching allows you to enter a block of text and return conceptually correlated records.
- Keyword expansion shows words that are conceptually correlated to a submitted word or highlighted text.
- Similar document detection identifies groups of highly correlated documents and displays them as related items in Relativity.
- Submit selected concepts returns conceptually correlated documents based on a selection of text.
- Find similar documents returns conceptually correlated documents based on an entire document.
- Categorization finds similar documents based on a set of example documents.
- Clustering groups conceptually similar documents, without the need for example documents.
- Assisted Review leverages a small group of documents reviewed by a high level reviewer to execute a first pass review by the system. For more information, see Assisted Review.
Note: Refer to the Searching Guide and Analytics Guide for more information regarding the Relativity Analytics tools.
Note: Additional information regarding the Relativity Analytics tools is available in the Searching section. Relativity Analytics Also, refer to the Analytics Guide.