Working with Cursive/Handwritten Files

This technical note discusses working with handwritten files in conjunction with other features in the Lexbe eDiscovery Platform (LEP).

OCR Cursive/Handwritten Files

The perfect OCR software for handwriting recognition does not exist. LEP's OCR attempts to generate searchable text from handwritten files.  However, OCR works best with printed (typed) fonts.  Producing text from handwriting is not precise.  

See examples of handwritten notes uploaded to LEP below:

Both files were available under the PDF tab, but neither produced searchable text due to the writing style and issues with faded or ink-spotted areas in the samples.

Working with Cursive/Handwritten Files

During the document review process, use the following options to identify, code, and keep track of handwritten files:

Tag Files Using the Field Doc Type

The Doc Type built-in field (text-box) is part of the metadata section displayed under the Disc tab in the Document Viewer page.  The user may code handwritten files using this field and save as part of the coding process.

Use the Doc Type field to track handwritten files by applying filters from the Browse or Search pages. 

The user may also run a search based on the text entered in Doc Type field.

Use Notes

To access the Notes feature, click any link to a document in LEP and select the Notes tab in the Document Viewer.