Perhaps the best way to see how new technology can be used is to in essence “ride along” as it is being put to use by a client. That’s what this posting does – takes you along during the critical phases of implementing a visual classification project. We pick up after the client has mapped […]

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(To download a PDF version that you can read offline, click here.) Summary Technology Assisted Review (“TAR”) and visual classification take two different approaches to classifying documents. TAR uses the text associated with the documents being classified while visual classification bases its analysis on graphical representations of those documents. TAR is an outgrowth of tools […]

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Technology-Assisted Review (TAR) or Predictive Coding (PC) is an attempt to minimize discovery review costs by minimizing the number of review decisions that have to be made by the attorneys. TAR/PC proponents point out that TAR is generally as effective as the “gold standard” of human review in identifying relevant records. However it has at […]

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Sometimes profound implications become apparent from thinking through the implications of direct observations and sampling to determine the extent of the observed conditions. This is a story about the consequences of observing four Authorizations for Expenditures (“AFEs”) and a Daily Drilling Report (“DDR”) while in a meeting with an energy client talking about file share […]

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