Search results : technology-assisted-review.

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    2017-08-29 16:01:19
    Articles
    Keywords Before TAR? What to Ask First

    The application of keywords before using TAR should not be based on an "always" or "never" rule. Amanda Jones and Bruce Hedin of H5 discuss seven categories of questions that can help make your determination in this Legaltech News article.

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    2017-08-29 15:47:17
    Blog
    Keywords Before TAR? What to Ask First

    The application of keywords before using TAR should not be based on an "always" or "never" rule. In this Legaltech News article, Amanda Jones and Bruce Hedin of H5 discuss seven categories of questions that can help make your determination.

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    2015-07-01 11:37:48
    Blog
    Beyond TAR: Partner Up for the Digital Future of Litigation

    Talk about stepping up to the plate! Hats off to Geoffrey Vance of Perkins Coie for sharing his realization that the snail-paced acceptance of technology-assisted review (TAR) rests not with software manufacturers, eDiscovery vendors, judges, governmental agencies, clients or non-lawyer technology professionals i...

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    2015-06-15 11:00:55
    Blog
    Heads Up: Your Comfy Document Review is Dying.

    Over the past 10 years, the cost of hiring an army of temporary attorneys for document review has fallen precipitously. In some markets, it’s now 40% cheaper than it was in 2005. If you factor in the explosion of “on-shoring” these temporary workers by moving the hiring to cities with a lower cost of living ...

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    2015-01-15 11:30:43
    Blog
    Does TAR Method Affect Cooperation in eDiscovery?

    Kudos to Joshua Rubin for a recent blog post in which he thoughtfully connects the dots regarding the relationship between technology-assisted review (TAR) and cooperation in eDiscovery.

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    2015-01-07 11:00:19
    Blog
    New Year's Resolutions: 2014 Redux for 2015 Insight.

    The legal profession is slow to change, however, and although "revolution" is unlikely in this domain, finding ways to accelerate evolution may not be. Corporate counsel, whether outside or in-house, must strive to be forward-thinking and consider ways to increase their technological competencies to better serve t...

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    2014-10-06 01:30:09
    Blog
    ESI Problems? Use Your Numbers! (Better yet, let the experts use theirs.)

    For those of us who whined that there was no reason to learn high-level math or statistics because we’d never use it in real life, we were both right and wrong. Most of us don’t need to know how to use complex formulas or algorithms, it’s true, but that’s only because we rely on experts.

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    2013-12-13 12:53:51
    Blog
    eDiscovery 2014: In with the New?

    “In with the new” is sometimes slow going in the legal realm, but what would a year-end be without taking at least a brief moment to look back before moving on? 2013 may not have been one with the most seismic shifts in e-discovery, but there were some important topics and themes that will no doubt carry on th...

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    2013-09-24 13:07:22
    Blog
    Q&A with Casey Flaherty on Tech Audits and eDiscovery

    An interview with Casey Flaherty about his “tech audit” concept, which has gotten quite a response in the legal community. Even if there’s disagreement about actual audits, it has at least nudged firms to consider how efficiently they do their work—and who’s paying the price.

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    2013-06-05 13:28:57
    Blog
    TAR Behind the Scenes: DESI V and the Quest for Standards

    For those who toil on the frontlines and in the trenches of technology-assisted review, it is good to know that there’s also hard and diligent work going on in the background by the more erudite members of the extended community. If you need proof, just check out this growing list of research papers submitted to...

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    2013-05-30 13:33:08
    Blog
    Up Next: TAR Tools in the Enterprise

    Kudos to the keen insight and dot-connecting abilities of Barclay Blair. In his May 21 blog post “My Prediction: Predictive Coding Will Help Information Governance Get Real,” he goes directly to the heart of the information governance (IG) challenge in stating his belief that “…Information Governance will ...

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    2013-04-29 13:39:52
    Blog
    Coffee, Tea, and TAR: A Critical Analysis Hosted by Duke Law

    Because technology-assisted review (TAR) leverages technology to capture and promulgate human judgments over large collections of electronically stored information, there are claims that it can substantially reduce costs while achieving results that are as good as or even better* than a more traditional manual re...

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    2013-03-22 13:48:02
    Blog
    Measuring Technology-Assisted Review: 99% Accuracy = 100% Misleading

    Not long ago, we came across some marketing materials from an e-discovery vendor (we won’t name the vendor) making the claim that the advertised technology-assited review had been demonstrated to have achieved 99.9% accuracy. What we found interesting about the claim was not the level of performance demonstrated...

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    2013-02-12 14:02:25
    Blog
    Note to Litigants: When Costs Shift, TAR Costs May Shift with Them

    In an unusual development coming out of the Southern District of California this past week, the Honorable Anthony J. Battaglia shifted Defendants’ attorney’s fees and the Defendants’ costs related to technology-assisted review to the Plaintiffs.

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    2013-01-28 14:06:34
    Blog
    Q&A with “Rising Star” Privacy Attorney Mason Weisz, Esq.

    Mason, welcome to True North, H5’s blog on navigating the challenges related to electronically stored information (ESI) in the context of litigation, investigations, ediscovery, records management, and compliance. Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions about data privacy.

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    2013-01-10 06:03:16
    Blog
    Keywords fail me. (Or do they?)

    “Conventional wisdom” holds that keyword or Boolean searching is ineffective in legal document review, missing many relevant documents (low recall). Exhibit A in support of this belief is the oft-cited Blair and Maron study of 1985. The study found that a group of attorneys and paralegals, having set out to f...

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    2012-12-13 06:22:12
    Blog
    4-Hour Work Week for Litigation and E-discovery Attorneys?

    I recently read the book The 4-Hour Work Week by author Tim Ferriss. Apparently I was a little late to the party, because this book has been on the New York Times Bestseller List for over four years, has been translated into 35 languages, and has sold more and 1.3 million copies. In case you are also late to th...

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    2012-11-29 06:40:48
    Blog
    5 Reasons Why You Can’t Find that Hot Document

    You're in the midst of an intense document review for litigation. You need to find a critical document in your production or theirs. But look though you may, you’re not going to find it. Why? Because in e-discovery and litigation document review, finding what you need in an electronic data population isn’t ...

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    2012-11-26 06:43:49
    Blog
    “Lifting the Hood” on Technology-Assisted Review

    Counsel at companies and firms who haven’t warmed to the idea of technology-assisted review often express some oblique concern about how to know what’s going on “under the hood.” It’s an interesting reference, because knowing what’s going on under the hood when computers are involved is a bit counteri...

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    2012-11-14 08:47:56
    Blog
    Document Review for FCPA Investigations: A Better Way

    Companies or firms facing action under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) must surmount a number of obstacles in order to review documents to determine if an alleged offence has occurred. Since most cases cross one or more borders, the cost conducting international or anti-bribery investigations can be signi...

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    2012-11-09 06:50:14
    Blog
    Document Review: Human vs. Machine or Human AND Machine?

    The by now age-old rivalry between person and machine continues ever onward with concerns around technology-assisted review. The idea of giving control of document review decisions to a machine can understandably give one pause. What’s going on in the machine and how is a human to know?

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    2012-11-07 15:54:54
    News
    H5 Granted Patent for Technology-Assisted Review

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA — H5, a leading provider of technology-assisted review and e-discovery services, has patented its process for "high recall and high precision relevancy searching."

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    2012-10-03 07:01:04
    Blog
    Overcoming Five Barriers to Technology-Assisted Review

    In law, nothing could go more against the grain for those who are inherently risk averse and precedent-trained than having to brave new approaches to the familiar, seemingly tried and true task of document review.

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    2012-10-01 07:06:12
    Blog
    Benchmarking Document Review

    Document review in litigation can be a complex, expensive and labor-intensive process. Now, the tools and methods used to review the massive stores of electronic data, routinely in play for large litigations, are coming under more scrutiny as courts opine on how, or even whether, technology may be used as part of ...

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    2012-09-25 07:11:23
    Blog
    Document review for litigation: One size does not fit all

    In the Wild West of e-Discovery, practitioners and vendors frequently speak of “document review” as if it were a monolithic proposition. Implicit in their debates over cost and efficacy is a notion that one size fits every review.

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    2012-09-11 07:13:31
    Blog
    Read carefully: not all technology-assisted review is created equal

    In February of 2011, Maura R. Grossman and Gordon V. Cormack published a groundbreaking study of the effectiveness of technology-assisted review as compared with the of manual review.[1] The study was groundbreaking in that it was the first well-designed study of the accuracy of manual review. (The often-cited Bla...

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    2012-09-04 07:15:13
    Blog
    Defensible disposal of legacy data - 5 step plan

    As data volume continues to grow, more and more companies are struggling with ways to manage it. Unfortunately, the default position is often to keep it all rather than try to figure it out. It may seem easier and safer to keep everything forever, but such behavior creates an avoidable cost and unnecessary legal,...

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    2012-08-03 07:19:13
    Blog
    Technology-Assisted Review - From the Back Room to the Courtroom

    In what seems like a sudden development long in coming, “technology-assisted review” or “computer-assisted review” has finally made its way from the back room to the courtroom as Magistrate Judges Peck and Nolan opine in matters that that have raised some of the most challenging e-discovery issues since th...