Conformity - Your data, your rules
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LitSavant Conformity Engine - Overview

The LitSavant Conformity Engine is a Relativity® application which enables any authorised user to design and implement rules which can then be applied to the data entry process.  These rules may be used to generate real time alerts, to restrict incompatible data from being entered or to code additional properties against the active record.

The innovation in this application is that it puts control of the process of designing (and turning on) the data entry rules into the hands of a standard Relativity user.  Relatiivity's standard interface is used to enter the rules and no programming knowledge is required.

Up until now, the sort of functionality that the LitSavant Conformity Engine provides could only be done by one or more event handlers.  Event handlers are pieces of code that are usually commissioned for a speciic project or purpose, written by a programmer, compiled, tested and then implemented within a Relativity environment and workspace.  Event handlers of this kind may require updating when the underlying Relativity instance is upgraded and will usually need to be completely revisited if there is a need to tweak the way they operate.

Against this background we developed the LitSavant Conformity Engine to replace the need for event handlers for all but the most complex of tasks.  We wanted to be sure that it would be easy to design and refine the rules to be applied - in short we wanted you to be able to apply your rules to your data!!

Coding
The process of extracting information from a document and entering it into an electronic system. The extracted information may be bibliographic coding, comments or a list of issues relating to a document.
"any matter in question"
We desire to make the rule as large as we can with due regard to propriety; and therefore I desire to give as large an interpretation as I can to the words of the rule, "a document relating to any matter in question in the action." ...
Lord Justice Brett (20 Dec 1882)

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"any matter in question"

We desire to make the rule as large as we can with due regard to propriety; and therefore I desire to give as large an interpretation as I can to the words of the rule, "a document relating to any matter in question in the action." I think it obvious from the use of these terms that the documents to be produced are not confined to those, which would be evidence either to prove or to disprove any matter in question in the action;

It seems to me that every document relates to the matters in question in the action, which not only would be evidence upon any issue, but also which, it is reasonable to suppose, contains information which may--not which must--either directly or indirectly enable the party requiring the affidavit either to advance his own case or to damage the case of his adversary. I have put in the words "either directly or indirectly," because, as it seems to me, a document can properly be said to contain information which may enable the party requiring the affidavit either to advance his own case or to damage the case of his adversary, if it is a document which may fairly lead him to a train of inquiry, which may have either of these two consequences.

Lord Justice Brett (20 Dec 1882)
The Compagnie Financiere et Commerciale du Pacifique v The Peruvian Guano Company (1882) 11 QBD 55 (1882) [IN THE COURT OF APPEAL.] 1882 Dec. 20

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