TOKYO, Jan. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UBIC, Inc. (Nasdaq:UBIC) (TSE:2158) ("UBIC" or "the Company"), a leading provider of international litigation support and big-data analysis services, today announced that the Japan Patent Office has recently issued a Notification of Decision of Grant to the Company for a patent application related to "word co-occurrence analysis". The new statistical framework developed by the Company strategically improves the process for extraction of important data for e-discovery and fraud investigation by analyzing and estimating the probabilities of joint occurrence of keywords in a text.
The necessary procedures for patent registration have already been executed, and the patent is currently pending issuance.
Patent application number: 2013-130766
Patent application filing date: June 21, 2013
A keyword search frequently reveals that one keyword will likely carry different emphasis if it occurs together with another keyword. Consider, for example, a cartel investigation with (1) "price" occurring on its own in a document, versus (2) "price" co-occurring with another word such as "fixing" or "manipulate". The usage of the word "price" in example 2 is generally regarded as a more significant and important occurrence than in example 1. Analyzing word co-occurrences in this way will help enable users to find data with a higher degree of relevance as potential evidence.
The analytical framework covered by this patent has been implemented in all products of Lit i View®, a platform for big data analysis.
The Lit i View® products have been designed not only to process vast amounts of e-discovery data automatically, but also to meet a wider range of new industry demands arising in the age of big data. For example, UBIC's innovative technology also provides state-of-the-art fraud investigation features and an automated email auditing system.
"We believe that this patent is a testament to the superior innovation that underlies the highly accurate document analysis provided by UBIC," stated UBIC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Masahiro Morimoto. "In this advanced digital age, when the processing of vast volumes of data is necessary, our cutting-edge technology will open up new business frontiers, such as corporate fraud investigation and email auditing. UBIC aims to provide data analysis solutions in a broad range of new fields, including health care, intellectual property evaluation support and national security. By further honing our AI-based technologies and expanding our portfolio of intellectual properties, UBIC will continue to provide additional value-added eDiscovery services to customers worldwide."
UBIC, Inc. (Nasdaq:UBIC) (TSE:2158) is a leading provider of e-discovery and digital forensic services for Asia and the world. UBIC has extensive experience working with electronically stored information composed in Chinese, Japanese and Korean (CJK) languages and utilizes that expertise for clients involved in cross-border litigation, corporate investigations, intellectual property disputes and much more. At the forefront of e-discovery innovation, UBIC's proprietary Lit i View® platform is moving the industry from "fact discovery" to "future discovery" by allowing clients to analyze e-mail messages and digital communications found in big-data to reveal patterns in human thought and behavior.
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