Hot Neuron has released Version 3.1 of Clustify, its document clustering software. The company says Clustify 3.1 automatically ignores e-mail headers and footers to produce cleaner results that are more useful during the document review phase of e-discovery.
Hot Neuron reports Clustify groups related documents into labeled clusters, providing an overview of the document set and allowing the user to review and categorize related documents together for greater efficiency and consistency. The user chooses whether to group documents that are conceptually similar, near-duplicates or elements of an e-mail thread. Hot Neuron explains extraneous text can result in software choosing less informative labels for the clusters and can cause e-mails to be grouped together because they share long disclaimers in the footers, rather than because they have something important in common.