Daily we read, see and hear more and more about the challenge of information security for private and public sector organizations. This week’s cartoon and clip features one of the reasons information security is so important to organizational leaders (cartoon) and a quick reference link to one of the most current and comprehensive resources for actionable security-related intelligence for businesses and governments (clip).
The goal of eDiscovery is not to achieve certain measures but to effectively identify the responsive documents. I fear that measurement has become an end itself, rather than a means to effective eDiscovery. Perhaps worse, there is a risk that parties may use measurement as a weapon in eDiscovery, imposing unreasonable burdens for dubious value. It’s time to bring a little more rationality to our measurement methods in eDiscovery.
In 2015, astute ediscovery practitioners are looking for ways to take predictive coding to new heights using recall calculations. Ralph Losey, a leader in the e-discovery and predictive coding field, has devised a new approach to recall and precision accuracy measurement. What is this formula and how is it more effective than previous systems? In this episode of The ESI Report , Michele Lange interviews Ralph Losey about ei-Recall, a calculation he formulated for measuring the recall of electronic discovery processes. In a very comprehensible interview, Losey explains what recall and precision are in the e-discovery field.
Daily we read, see and hear more and more about the role and responsibility of technology in the practice and management of medicine. This week’s cartoon and clip highlights the promise of technology in the practice of medicine (cartoon) and provides links to six interesting articles related to the management of medical information and technology (clip).
Much has been written about how to use advanced tools to select and produce electronic discovery. However, for every producing party there is a requesting party that has to review and analyze the produced documents. While producing parties have detailed knowledge about what was searched, the limitations of any tools used, and the criteria used for selection, requesting parties lack this insight. They have to get a handle on what was in the current production and ideally compare productions from the same party in related matters or compare productions from comparable litigation. The Equalizer: Visual Classification.
This new technology overview provides a detailed explanation of new visual classification technology. It is written for information governance technologists and practitioners who want to advise clients on the current state-of-the-art technology for document classification and management. It is also profitable for information governance stakeholders who want to undertake document-related information governance initiatives without the restrictions and limitations of text-constrained technologies.
Many people are realizing that they have to change the way they work. And tools like technology assisted review are changing the way attorneys work. But it’s not going to replace them. TAR tools can quickly analyze millions of documents for subtle patterns, but only humans can decide what’s important to the case, or what stories the documents can tell. So these systems are hybrids: The machines do what they do best, and the humans do what they do best. There will be plenty of work to go around for skilled practitioners who know the tools and have the right skillsets.
Daily we read, see and hear more and more about the impact new technologies can make on the practice of information governance (IG) and eDiscovery (EDD). This week’s cartoon and clip highlights the simplicity of many of these new IG and EDD offerings (cartoon) and provides quick links to two new overviews that highlight technologies that are changing the way legal and IT professionals think about the practice of IG and EDD (clip).
Today, New York-based private equity investor Spire Capital is announcing a $30 million investment in Lighthouse eDiscovery, money that will be used to cash out some of the early investors as well as provide growth capital for an East Coast data center and European expansion. As a result of the financing, Sean White of Spire Capital has joined the board.
This is the third in a three-part series of “Throwback Thursday” posts that highlight ideas and opinions of announcements and reports from eDiscovery times past. These posts provide legal technology professionals an opportunity to consider current eDiscovery activities through the lens of yesterday’s thoughts.
Daily we read, see and hear more and more about the challenges associated with identifying, evaluating and selecting technologies and providers to support information governance initiatives. This week’s cartoon and clip highlights the difficulty of selecting appropriate offerings (cartoon) and provides a link to a short list of 100 information governance enablers (clip).
A colleague recently asked me to list 10 electronic data discovery errors lawyers make with distressing regularity. Here’s that list, along with suggestions to avoid making them.
here’s something like 50,000 law firms in the United States. The digital age has created new challenges for them in the form of inordinate numbers of electronic documents, as well as new technologies that solution providers can bring to that extremely lucrative market.
This is the second in a three-part series of “Throwback Thursday” posts that highlight ideas and opinions of announcements and reports from eDiscovery times past. These posts provide legal technology professionals an opportunity to consider current eDiscovery activities through the lens of yesterday’s thoughts.
Daily we read, see and hear more and more from eDiscovery vendor’s about the attributes, advantages and accomplishments of their technology and talent. This week’s cartoon and clip highlights the importance for vendor’s to balance information sharing and attention spans (cartoon) and provides links to some of the more interesting trends and technologies being shared at the world’s largest legal technology event, LegalTech New York 2015, during the week of February 3-5 in New York City (clip).
The second filter begins where the first leaves off. The ESI has already been purged of unwanted custodians, date ranges, spam, and other obvious irrelevant files and file types. Think of the First Filter as a rough, coarse filter, and the Second Filter as fine grained. The Second Filter requires a much deeper dive into file contents to cull out irrelevance. The most effective way to do that is to use predictive coding, by which I mean active machine learning, supplemented somewhat by using a variety of methods to find good training documents.
Based in proximity to New York City, e-Lucidata is a consultancy focused on delivering solutions in the areas of information governance, e-Discovery and professional services. One unique offering provided by e-Lucidata is their Engineered Review. Simply stated, Engineered Review is a more proactive version of Managed Review that applies automation to manual processes leading to improved quality control (QC) and increased client satisfaction. This increased client satisfaction arises from the advent of a more predictable and consistent litigation budget for time and spend.
McKinnon and her colleagues suggest that we view information governance “as a corporate objective, enabled by programs, projects, priorities, people and technology.” This aligns well with my recommendation to take a strategic approach to information governance.
It’s when you can combine the advantages of continuous learning with the flexibility that non-expert training gives you that TAR really starts to come alive. CAL means a lower total number of documents reviewed. Non-expert training means flexibility about how and when you can start the process, not to mention the ability to be massively parallel and cut down total elapsed clock time. Instead of having to wait, as you do in SAL and SPL, for your expert to have free time in order to train documents, with these two busted Myths you can hit the ground running, and be done long before your SPL or SAL may have even started.
Does the emperor have any clothes on? Thoughts on the EDRM – This is the first in a three-part series of “Throwback Thursday” posts that highlight ideas and opinions of announcements and reports from times past. These posts provide legal technology professionals an opportunity to consider current eDiscovery activities through the lens of yesterday’s thoughts.
BeyondRecognition will be highlighting its visual classification technology during LegalTech throughout the week of February 3-5, 2015, in New York City. Provided in this post is a selected group of questions for technology-assisted review vendors and experts that serve to highlight the challenges of text-based systems.
Daily we read, see and hear more and more about the technologies, tactics and terms of eDiscovery. This week’s cartoon and clip highlights the importance for eDiscovery practitioners and commentators to share their facts, ideas and opinions in an understandable manner (cartoon) and provides a link to one of the most informative and understandable blogs on eDiscovery by industry expert Craig Ball (clip).
Large document review projects can maximize efficiency by employing a two-filter method to cull documents from costly manual review. This method helps reduce costs and maximize recall.
Lexbe will be highlighting its complete portfolio of eDiscovery offerings during LegalTech throughout the week of February 3-5, 2015, at the London Hotel in New York City. Provided in this post is one unique differentiator the Lexbe Team will be sharing with potential clients during LegalTech. That differentiator is the speed and effectiveness of the Lexbe Processing Systems.