(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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Text analytics does some remarkable things with what it’s able to see, but in one critical aspect it is a giant leap backwards to the days of telegraphs and stock ticker tapes when information was delivered on continuous strips of paper with just numbers, letters, and basic punctuation printed on them. In those days, the […]

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The ediscovery blogosphere and social media networks have been lighting up recently with the Great TAR 2.0 Debate with industry veterans John Tredennick, Maura Grossman, Gordon Cormack, and Ralph Losey launching persuasive arguments that the continuous-active learning version of technology-assisted review (“TAR 2.0”) is the superior method of ediscovery document review. Could be, if the […]

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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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The Emperor has No Clothes – and PC Can’t See Image-Only Documents There are several parallels between predictive coding (AKA technology assisted review) and Hans Christian Andersons’ tale, “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” In the story, two weavers tell the emperor they will make him a suit of clothes that will be invisible to those people […]

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Technology-Assisted Review (“TAR”) for e-discovery processing has received a fair amount of favorable publicity over the last several years, with extensive claims of statistically-sound measures of things like precision, recall, fallout, and f-measures. What may not be explicitly stated is that the “Technology” in TAR is limited to some type of textual analysis, i.e., TAR […]

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