Gainesville’s Social Evidence LLC, which uses programs developed at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC), recently obtained a funding arrangement with The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research of Boca Raton.
Social Evidence offers lawyers a way to compile and assess social media in conjunction with litigation proceedings by filtering and identifying pertinent information. Designed on the Microsoft Azure platform, the company’s cloud-based application is applicable to both small and large practices.
"There is both a duty to preserve social media content and a need to access relevant social media in litigation," Social Evidence CEO Jon Mills said. "The goal is to collect and analyze the social media history of people relevant to a case through a defined, repeatable and legally defensible process in order to improve outcomes in discovery negotiations and court cases."
The nonprofit Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research encourages businesses born of publicly funded research. Funded by Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity, it supports companies from inception through implementation by bridging funding for enterprises arising from universities and research facilities.
“Social Evidence will improve client assessment by automating the search of social media data in research and discovery,” Institute CEO Jackson Streeter said.