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Ensuring Interoperability in eDiscovery Process
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV. (DSI)
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Digital forensics is a very important area that carries special sensibility in analyzing and studyingdigital evidence not only in cyber crime cases, but also in house or localized digital crimes.eDiscovery makes it necessary to identify the evidence which is in the form of metadata. To discoverand analyze the metadata in a proper manner for a litigation process in different environments,interoperability is one of the central problems. In order to attain interoperability, there is a standardtermed as EDRM XML v1.1. However, this standard needs further modifications and enhancements toensure real interoperability in an arbitrary eDiscovery process.A novel XML schema is proposed along with the necessary changes from the current EDRM XMLv1.1. Then, a system has been designed and deployed to manage the evidence and validate the relevantXML document. In addition, the whole eDiscovery system has been implemented based on theproposed XSD. Finally, the eDiscovery system was tested under different operating systems and theappropriate software using various scenarios and test beds. The assessment and the evaluation of thesystem demonstrated that XSD can ensure interoperability in eDiscovery process indeed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 63 p.
Keyword [en]
ediscovery, XSD, XML, JAVA, interoperability
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-99032OAI: diva2:540508
Subject / course
Information and Communication Technology
Educational program
Master of Science - Information and Communication Systems Security
2009-06-09, 410, Isafjordsgatan 39, Forum 100, Kista, Stockholm, 13:10 (English)
Available from: 2012-07-31 Created: 2012-07-10 Last updated: 2012-07-31Bibliographically approved

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