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Why Math Matters: Random Sampling for Binomial Classification of Documents

Why Math Matters: Random Sampling for Binomial Classification of Documents

At the outset, it is important to remember that the role of a sample, randomly selected or not, is to reflect the general population of documents. When a sample properly reflects the composition of a population, it is considered balanced.


Can You Really Compete in TREC Retroactively?

Can You Really Compete in TREC Retroactively?

I recently encountered a marketing piece where a vendor claimed that their tests showed their predictive coding software demonstrated favorable performance compared to the software tested in the 2009 TREC Legal Track for Topic 207 (finding Enron emails about fantasy football). I spent some time puzzling about how they could possibly have measured their performance when they didn’t actually participate in TREC 2009.


Court Rules that Automatically Generated Read Receipt is Not Hearsay

Court Rules that Automatically Generated Read Receipt is Not Hearsay

North Carolina District Judge Louise W. Flanagan ruled that a Read Receipt automatically sent from the defendant’s email address to the plaintiff (when the defendant opened an email sent by the plaintiff) was not hearsay.


Disambiguation and Role Determination in “Unstructured” Content

Disambiguation and Role Determination in "Unstructured" Content

“Unstructured” content is a term used to describe content stored on file shares, personal computing devices, and content management systems.


Lexbe Looks to Capitalize on Plaintiff Lawyers’ Growing Embrace of SaaS #eDiscovery

Lexbe Looks to Capitalize on Plaintiff Lawyers' Growing Embrace of SaaS #eDiscovery

The e-discovery vendor [Lexbe] is making moves to grow its corporate clientele, but it’s found a niche taking its hosted e-discovery platform to plaintiff lawyers and advocacy organizations that are getting over their fear of the cloud.


Capability, Usability and Affordability: Five New Offerings Impacting eDiscovery (Cartoon and Clip)

Capability, Usability and Affordability: Five New Offerings Impacting eDiscovery (Cartoon and Clip)

Daily we read, see and hear more and more about the importance of balancing of capability, usability and affordability in the delivery of eDiscovery products and services. This week our cartoon and clip provides an example of the evolution of technology integration (cartoon) and provides five quick reference links to some of the new tools that are putting a face on the revolutionizing of capability, usability, and affordability within eDiscovery (clip).


Slippery Slope: Harrell v. Pathmark

Slippery Slope: Harrell v. Pathmark

Proportionality in discovery cuts both ways; so, considering how hard they are to win and the customary modesty of recoverable damages, there’s a limit to how much time and money one can invest in working up slip-and-fall cases.


Calling Your Boss a “Nasty Mother F@#$%r” and Other Protected Activities

Calling Your Boss a “Nasty Mother F@#$%r” and Other Protected Activities

If an employee lashes out against a supervisor on social media with a string of obscenities, you can fire that employee, right? You would think so, but not always. Context matters.


Cyber Liability Insurance Policies are Becoming More Popular for Law Firms

Cyber Liability Insurance Policies are Becoming More Popular for Law Firms

Despite the unwillingness to disclose breach information, more and more law firms are apparently purchasing or considering the purchase of cyber liability insurance to protect against potential data breaches.


EU’s New Data Protection Law Likely to Impact all Companies Doing Business in Europe

EU’s New Data Protection Law Likely to Impact all Companies Doing Business in Europe

The GDRP, if it becomes law, would impact any company that gathers, processes or stores data from individuals in the European Union—that is, virtually every company that does business in the EU.


NIST Offers Guidance on Securing the Tech Supply Chain

NIST Offers Guidance on Securing the Tech Supply Chain

The National Institute of Science and Technology released a new publication this week targeting supply chain risk management (SCRM) in IT procurements. The publication – Supply Chain Risk Management Practices for Federal Information Systems and Organizations – is not meant to replace current federal regulations but rather to outline a set of general guidelines that can be tailored to an agency’s processes.


Document Negation: Disregarding the Known to Find the Unknown

Document Negation: Disregarding the Known to Find the Unknown

Negation is a powerful new tool used to identify high-value words or graphical elements in documents, detect patterns across document types, and add a new dimension to Boolean logic.


Does Lexmark Have What it Takes to Be an 800 Pound Gorilla?

Does Lexmark Have What it Takes to Be an 800 Pound Gorilla?

Where does an 800 pound gorilla sit? Anywhere it wants. And in the case of Lexmark, it wants to sit in the enterprise software space. Brian Anderson, Chief Technology Officer for enterprise software at Lexmark, told CMSWire that the combination of Lexmark’s hardware business, plus the enterprise content management capabilities gained through its 2010 Perceptive buy, plus the business process management spoils from its recent Kofax acquisition will turn Lexmark into an 800 pound gorilla.


Epiq Sees Iris Data Services as a Growth Platform

Epiq Sees Iris Data Services as a Growth Platform

The $134 million acquisition of Iris Data Services will give Epiq Systems Inc. a solid platform for growth in an area of its business where Iris was creating waves.


Enthusiasm for the Cloud? (Cartoon and Clip)

Enthusiasm for the Cloud? (Cartoon and Clip)

Daily we read, see and hear more and more about the benefits and challenges of “the cloud.” This week our cartoon and clip features one benefit of the cloud (cartoon) and a link to a recent report on Cloud Adoption and Risk Report (clip).


Predicting The Future Of Cloud Service Providers

Predicting The Future Of Cloud Service Providers

47% of marketing departments will have 60% or more of their applications on a cloud platform in two years. Database (57%), e-mail (54%) and business applications (ERP, CRM & industry-specific apps) (49%) are the three leading application hosting investments enterprises will be making in the next two years.


New Predictive Coding Offering: Lexbe Assisted Review+

New Predictive Coding Offering: Lexbe Assisted Review+

Lexbe’s Assisted Review+ is available for use in cases hosted in the Lexbe eDiscovery Platform, and can also be applied to cases being hosted in other review platforms through HighCapacity Processing+. In either approach, Assisted Review+ offers a transparent, defensible, and fast predictive coding workflow, powered by the massively scalable Lexbe Engine.


ESI Observations on a Pretty Good Friday

ESI Observations on a Pretty Good Friday

Though each merit their own post, I’ve lumped two short topics together. The first concerns a modest e-discovery headache, being the cost, friction and static posed by GIF logos in e-mail. The second is a much uglier vulnerability hoppin’ down the bunny trail toward you right now; but rejoice, because you may still have time to avert disaster.


How to Ease the eDiscovery Impact of FOIA Requests

How to Ease the eDiscovery Impact of FOIA Requests

By Tim Klinger The expanding reach of the Freedom of Information Act has introduced a new dynamic at federal agencies, and it is driving the need for IT professionals in the public sector to understand and conduct electronic discovery for records being requested by individuals and private parties under FOIA. According to the Justice Department, more […]


The Cloud Economy

The Cloud Economy

The seventh installment of our quarterly Cloud Adoption and Risk (CAR) Report presents a hard data-based analysis of enterprise cloud usage. With cloud usage data from over 17 million enterprise employees spanning all major verticals, this report is the industry’s most comprehensive and authoritative source of information on how employees are using cloud services.


TAR vs. Visual Classification, An Unfair Comparison

TAR vs. Visual Classification, An Unfair Comparison

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.


DTI Enters Into an Agreement to Purchase Merrill Corporation’s Legal Solutions Business

DTI Enters Into an Agreement to Purchase Merrill Corporation’s Legal Solutions Business

DTI, a global legal process outsourcing (LPO) company providing eDiscovery, managed services and litigation support, announced today its intent to purchase Merrill Corporation’s Legal Solutions business, a provider of litigation support and information management solutions for law firms and corporate legal departments.


The Challenge of Cybersecurity: Metrics and Mentions (Cartoon and Clip)

The Challenge of Cybersecurity: Metrics and Mentions (Cartoon and Clip)

Daily we read, see and hear more and more about the privacy, security and economic challenges stemming from the growing number of enterprise cybersecurity events. This week our cartoon and clip features one approach to minimizing the impact of these events (cartoon) and five quick reference links to recent and relevant mentions of cybersecurity (clip).


TAR’s Continuous Learning Minimizes Seed Set Review, But Not Without Catches

TAR’s Continuous Learning Minimizes Seed Set Review, But Not Without Catches

In his much touted recent opinion in Rio Tinto v. Vale , US magistrate Judge Andrew Peck noted that, “If [a technology-assisted review] methodology uses ‘continuous active learning’ (as opposed to simple passive learning or simple active learning), the contents of the seed set is much less significant.”