VeriDact® Declassification & Redaction Software

Automated Personal Identity Recognition & Extraction

EDAC VeriDact Declassification & Redaction SoftwareVeriDact is an off-the-shelf verification software package that automates document declassification and redaction. With the ever-increasing need for monitoring of highly-classified information, VeriDact is a must-have for both government agencies and commercial companies. VeriDact is ideal for applications where security and confidentiality are a necessity to the rights and safety of individuals and the country as a whole.

  • Capture, Separate and Index Documents
  • Classify Documents by Content or Type
  • Manual and Automatic Text Searches, including bracketed text
  • Provide Analyst Review and Approval
  • Redact Words, Sentences, Whole Pages or Sections
  • Offer Black-out or White-out Redactions
  • Assign General Exemption Codes or Customize Your Own
  • Create an Audit Trail for Legal Purposes
  • Integrates with ODBC Compliant Databases and Document Management Systems

Capture, Separate & Index Documents
VeriDact can capture or import both fixed and free-form documents including application forms, claims, correspondence, reports and virtually any other document type. The software can separate batches of multi-page documents without inserting pre-printed separator sheets between them, eliminating printing costs and reducing batch preparation time. Index data can be automatically extracted from every document or page based on a set of indexing rules that is built into the software.

Classify Documents by Content or Type
As an optional module, VeriDact can offer classification by document type or content. As an example, if a user wished to perform a redaction process only on documents containing the words "weapons of mass destruction," VeriDact can sort those documents and redact the pre-defined words, phrases or concepts based on the redaction rule set.

Redact Words, Sentences, Sections, or Whole pages
VeriDact automatically identifies words, phrases and concepts for redaction based on a pre-defined rule set, or the word or phrase list may be customized to meet a certain application. The software also provides automatic word removal across multiple pages of a single document or across multiple documents.

Manually & Automatically Search Text
VeriDact can automatically search for a word or phrase (including bracketed text) as pre-defined in the initial system rule set, or the user may request that a word or phrase, not defined by the redaction rules, be added to the redaction set.

Provide Analyst Review & Approval for Each Redaction
Once the document or documents have been targeted for redaction, a draft version of the document is sent to a review or analyst station for validation and verification. Each word, phrase, or concept proposed for redaction is highlighted in gray. The analyst can re-size or move the redaction area, delete the area, add new areas, and add other properties such as exemption codes.

Offer Black-Out or White-Out Redactions
The user or analyst has the choice of redacting in either black or white. Other annotations may be made in any number of colors.

Assign General Exemption Codes or Customize Your Own
Each redaction may have an exemption code or other annotation associated with it. These codes may be pre-defined by a rule set, or can be customized for an individual document or usage.

Create an Audit Trail for Legal Purposes
VeriDact will save an audit copy of the redacted document. If the original document was captured by VeriDact, then the user has the choice of saving the original as well as the redacted version. The original can be saved in numerous formats.

Integrates with ODBC-Compliant Databases & Document Management Systems
VeriDact is able to release the original and/or redacted copy directly into numerous document management and universal content management systems (i.e. Stellent, Documentum, Hummingbird, iManage, TRIM and others) and any open database connectivity (ODBC) compliant database.

VeriDact Supports:

  • Image formats such as TIFF, PDF, GIF and JPEG
  • Microsoft Word, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations
  • Emails in Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express and Lotus Notes, including attachments

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