Rochester, NY (PRWEB) June 20, 2012
D4, a national leader in litigation support and eDiscovery services to law firms and corporate law departments, today confirmed that there are three key technologies that law firms and corporate legal departments need to consider when utilizing predictive coding and/or technology assisted review (TAR-PC) approaches for eDiscovery.
“We see 2012 as a watershed year for predictive coding,” said D4 Vice President of Discovery Engineering, Tom Groom. “Keyword search, concept-based Technology Assisted Review and support vector-based Predictive Coding are the primary technologies that can be used to systematically prioritize documents. Each technology approach has merits on their own, but combining them into an optimized workflow specifically designed for each project’s unique set of requirements will yield much better results as well as provide the necessary underpinnings to withstand any litigation challenge.”
Groom added: "There is just too much compelling evidence that TAR-PC significantly reduces cost, increases quality and squeezes days out of the review cycle”. The idea that exhaustive human manual review is the most effective approach to document review is strongly refuted in the Grossman and University of Waterloo study.* TAR-PC can and does yield more accurate results than exhaustive human manual review, with much lower effort and cost. The study concludes:
D4 emphasizes that there is no one standard workflow for using the three approaches. Optimal results are obtained through consultation with skilled and experienced professionals who understand where, how and when these tools best fit for any given document population.
D4 outlines in detail the three approaches in its recently published whitepaper entitled: Three Methods for eDiscovery document Prioritization: Comparing and Contrasting Keyword search with Concept Based and Support vector Based Technology assisted review-Predictive Coding Platforms.
To download the D4 whitepaper on predictive coding, please visit: http://www.d4discovery.com/2012/04/three-methods-for-ediscovery-document-prioritization/
To speak with a D4 executive on the applications and benefits of predictive coding, please call 1.800.410.7066 or email marketing(at)d4discovery(dot)com
The referenced study is: Technology-Assisted Review in E-Discovery Can Be More Effective and More Efficient than Exhaustive Manual Review, Richmond J. of Law & Tech., Vol. XVII, Issue 3, 1-48 2011.
About D4, LLC
D4, LLC is the national leader in litigation support and eDiscovery services to law firms and corporate law departments. D4 covers the spectrum of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), from identification and preservation of data through forensic and targeted onsite data collection and from data analytics and defensible search methodology through hosted review and production. D4 assists attorneys in litigation response planning, strategies for negotiation of scope and meet-and-confer, computer forensics, expert testimony, cost reduction litigation support projects and in corporate law department operations. The company was founded in 1997 and has offices throughout the country. Visit http://www.d4discovery.com for more information.