The Sedona Conference® Glossary, 3rd Edition, Copyright © 2010, Reprinted with permission.
Kerning: Adjusting the spacing between two letters.
Key Drive: A small removable data storage device that uses flash memory and connects via a USB port. Key drives are also known as keychain drive, thumb drive, jump drive, and/or USB flash drive. Can be imaged and may contain residual data. Metadata detail may not be the equivalent of ESI maintained in more robust storage media.
Key Field: Database field(s) used for document searches and retrieval, and which are unique to the individual database record.
Keyword: Any specified word, or combination of words, used in a search, with the intent of locating certain results.
Kilobyte (KB): A unit of 1,024 bytes. See Byte.
Kofax Board: The generic term for a series of image processing boards manufactured by Kofax Imaging Processing. These are used between the scanner and the computer, and perform real-time image compression and decompression for faster image viewing, image enhancement, and corrections to the input to account for conditions such as document misalignment.