Predictive Coding (PC), Technology Assisted Review (TAR), Auto Categorization, Social Networking, Chronological Analysis and now even Topic Modeling are all based on data engines that identify and extract patterns, exceptions and visualizations from large collections of relatively similar data sources. The market has long lumped all of these usage cases under the Analytics label, starting back with the earliest enhanced review offerings from Attenex and Stratify back in 2001 and 2006 respectively. Jason R. Baron and Bennett B. Borden wrote a nice law review article that lays out a good perspective on how analytics have crept into legal practice. That has clients asking eDJ to filter out the marketing buzz and tell them how other law firms and corporations are REALLY using these new toys. Thus we have created a new survey to get some solid metrics to share with our consulting clients and all of you Participating Members who have taken a survey. The goal of this research cycle is to understand how analytics are used, consumed, delivered and their benefits. Beyond the survey, I will be conducting focus interviews over the next month to get your perspective from the trenches. So please shoot me an email if you would be willing to share your experiences, successes and challenges with cutting edge analytics.
Technology Assisted Review