Resonance #IN Legal and E-Discovery Content
2011/01/03 Leave a comment
Resonance is a very useful tool that we employ to align people, content, products and processes though its value related to legal and E-Discovery content analysis is not well known.
Legal Proximity and Perspective
Proximity is also an interesting concept though quaint given our reality of instant global communications and the ability to get things done without actually being physically present, so when I found a post on a legal site highlighting Google’s ability to employ proximity concepts in search I felt compelled to show the value of Resonance.
Attribution and Public Domain
I found the Stem Legal site while looking at a Twitter post that referenced http://www.clawbies.ca/ — brilliant site! Now finding any of the sites referenced there is as easy as pie from any number of perspectives, they are in the public domain and there are many groups and networks that reference them or blog about them or link to them.
While I believe giving credit where credit is due, our ability to find a network thread or join and leave groups at will changes relationships between news providers, authors, commentators and plain old conversationalists-almost forgot the spammers.
Public Domain and E-Discovery
There is nothing to ‘discover’ in the public domain, it is all there–the real issue is wayfinding or how do we find what is important to us according to how we measure success as we look to find answers or refine questions.
E-Discovery and SpeedSynch Resonance Maps
Below is a SpeedSynch Resonance Map of the Stem Law site — this is what Search Engine spiders might ‘see’ and what site visitors might ‘sub-consciously’ infer as they viewed the many pages on the site and considered their relationship to each other.
The web site is typical and focuses on the authors and provides visual cues to visitors and like most sites leaves folks to their own devices to determine which content may be useful and find their own way around the site as they wish.
While I occassionaly offer navigation keys to SpeedSynch Resonance Maps, here I will refrain to see if people can draw their own conclusions about Resonance Maps and how they may be applied to E-Discovery.