WHAT'S FreeEed?

FreeEed™ is fun and cool software for eDiscovery. It is also a unique Big Data project with Hadoop and Search technologies. Here is a slide overviewpopcorn edsico, “FreeEed popcorn.” It is an open-source project and released under the Apache 2.0 License.  FreeEed™ is intended for use in eDiscovery, as an engine and a kernel for the company’s search application, or as an investigator’s tool. It works on a Windows, Mac, or Linux workstation and on a Hadoop cluster.


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Scaling an especially important aspect of FreeEed. Since it is basedon Big Data technologies and works on hoards of computers, you can fire up 100 servers and process the data a hundred times faster, for same price,hadoop management is a one-click provided in the freeEed Player.


Processing is organized by hadoop framework. The input data is staged by zipping it in archives of a set size. Then in processing each file is read from the archive, assigned unique ID, and processed with Tika, which extracts text and metadata. metadata, text, and the file itself are delivered as processed results.

The primary building blocks of the system are HDFS, hadoop, Tika, Lucene, Hive.


The companion application, FreeEed Review, offers document review.

it is integrated with SOLR so that users get the advantage of the SOLR open source ecosystem

Each FreeEed project will create its own Lucene/Elasticssearch index for late searches.


metadata results are output as a CSV file, while the native files and the extracted text are stored in a zip file(s). The end results can be used for culling and producing native files for legal review You can use FreeEadUI for review or load it into Concordance.

With the compliation and professional support available for enterprise use, FreeEed brings high performance, scalability and reliability to data procassing at a fraction of the costof propreitary products.



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