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Active Data  

Data currently displayed on a computer screen.

     
Application  

See Software Application.

     
Archive  

A copy of data on a computer drive, or on a portion of a drive, maintained for historical reference.

     
Attachment  

A memorandum, letter, spreadsheet, or any other electronic document appended to another document or email.

     
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Backup  

A copy of inactive data, intended for use in the restoration of data lost to catastrophic failure of system memory.

     
Boolean Search  

The term "Boolean" refers to a system of logic developed by an early computer pioneer, George Boole. In Boolean searching, an "and" operator between two words results in a search for documents containing both of the words. An "or" operator between two words creates a search for documents containing either of the target words. A "not" operator between two words creates a search result containing the first word but excluding the second.

     
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Cache  

A form of high-speed memory used to temporarily store frequently accessed information; once the information is stored, it can be retrieved quickly from memory rather than from the hard drive.

     
Case De-Duplication  

Retains only single copies of documents per case. For example, if an identical document resides with Mr. A, Mr. B and Mr. C, only the first occurrence of the file will be saved (Mr. A's). Contrast with custodian de-duplication and production de-duplication.

     
Cluster  

In operating systems that use a file allocation table (FAT) architecture, the smallest unit of storage space required for data written to a drive. Also called an allocation unit.

     
Compression  

A technology for storing data in fewer bits, it makes data smaller so less disk space is needed to represent the same information. Compression programs like WinZip and UNIX compress are valuable to network users because they save both time and bandwidth. Data compression is also widely used in backup utilities, spreadsheet applications, and database management systems.

     
Custodian  

See Data Custodian.

     
Custodian De-Duplication  

Culls a document if multiple copies of that document reside within the same custodian's data set. For example, if Mr. A and Mr. B each have a copy of a specific document, and Mr. C has two copies, the system will maintain one copy each for Mr. A, Mr. B, and Mr. C. Contrast with case de-duplication and production de-duplication.

     
Customer-Added Metadata  

Data or work product created by a user while reviewing a document. For example, annotation text of a document or subjective coding information. Contrast with vendor-added metadata.

 
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