TOKYO, Oct. 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UBIC, Inc. (Nasdaq:UBIC) (TSE:2158) ("UBIC" or "the Company"), a leading provider of international litigation support and big-data analysis services, announced today that the Japan Patent Office has recently issued a Notification of Decision of Grant to the Company for a patent application related to "Predictive Review."

In order to address users' expectations for improved accuracy and productivity in document review, the Company developed Predictive Review. Previously, all of the review results had to be fed manually into UBIC's AI system, but with Predictive Review, such manual task becomes lighter. This is because it will take part to function in a specific area: the judgments made by document reviewers are processed automatically. This instantly and continuously boosts efficiency and allows users to focus on their review and encourages the AI system to continuously learn and improve itself. Predictive Review is a manifestation of UBIC's innovative concept called "Behavior Informatics."

The necessary procedures for patent registration have already been executed, and the patent is currently pending issuance.

Patent application number: 2012-225103

Patent application filing date: Oct 10, 2012

Predictive Coding, a platform provided by UBIC, can categorize data based on learning from experts. In Predictive Coding, UBIC's AI helps users process enormous amounts of data by assigning high scores to highly relevant data and low scores to less relevant data. Based on these scores the most essential data sets can be prioritized so that these data are marked for further review by a knowledgeable person. Predictive Coding thus greatly alleviates the burden on human reviewers involved in traditional document review.

Utilizing Predictive Review can make the Predictive Coding process even more efficient. The latest review results no longer need to be added manually to the database. The system now processes these results as they are being created by reviewers, so that it constantly improves its classification accuracy.

The automated scoring function thus improves the operational flow because the AI is being trained and evaluated in real time. In other words, the score assigning function will be updated every time it reads new input data, making the highly important data quickly move to the top of the list so that it gets evaluated much earlier.

The analytical framework covered by this patent will be implemented in some of the newly released products of Lit i View ®, a platform for big data analysis.

"We believe that this patent is a testament to the superior innovation that underlies the highly-accurate document analysis provided by UBIC," stated UBIC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Masahiro Morimoto. "In this advanced digital age, when the processing of vast volumes of data is necessary, our cutting-edge technology will open up new business frontiers, such as corporate fraud investigation and email auditing. UBIC aims to provide data analysis solutions in a broad range of new fields, including health care, intellectual property evaluation support and national security. By further honing our AI-based technologies and expanding our portfolio of intellectual properties, UBIC will continue to provide additional value-added eDiscovery services to customers worldwide."

About UBIC, Inc.

UBIC, Inc. (Nasdaq:UBIC) (TSE:2158) supports the analysis of big data based on behavior informatics by utilizing its technology, "VIRTUAL DATA SCIENTIST" or VDS. UBIC's VDS technology is driven by UBIC AI based on knowledge acquired through its litigation support services. The VDS incorporates experts' tacit knowledge, including their experiences and intuitions, and utilizes that knowledge for big data analysis. UBIC continues to expand its business operations by applying VDS to new fields such as healthcare and marketing.

UBIC was founded in 2003 as a provider of e-discovery and international litigation support services. These services include the preservation, investigation and analysis of evidence materials contained in electronic data, and computer forensic investigation. UBIC provides e-discovery and litigation support by making full use of its data analysis platform, "Lit i View®", and its Predictive Coding technology adapted to Asian languages.

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