How do journalists organize and analyze 11.5 million secret records? The leaked files were larger than the combined total of Wikileaks Cablegate, Offshore Leaks, Lux Leaks, and Swiss Leaks: e-mails, pdfs, photos, and a database spanning from the 1970s to 2016. ICIJ and German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung used Nuix digital analysis software and an optical character recognition (OCR) program to transform data and images -- like scanned IDs and signed contracts -- into machine-readable and easy to search files.
Source: Süddeutsche Zeitung
Posted on: April 5, 2016