Advanced Analytic Tools, ECA Fundamentals Series Part 5
A multi-part series on the fundamentals eDiscovery practitioners need to know about effective early case assessment in the context of electronic discovery
by Matthew Verga, JD, Xact Data Discovery
In “Clearing the Fog of War,” we reviewed the uncertainty inherent in new matters and the three overlapping goals of ECA. In “Sampling a Well-Stocked Toolkit,” we began our survey of available tools and techniques with an overview and with a discussion of sampling. In “Searching and Filtering for Fun and Profit,” we continued our survey with a discussion of searching and filtering options. In “Threading, Duplicates & Near-Duplicates,” we turned our attention to tools for handling threading and duplicates. In this Part, we conclude our survey of tools and techniques with a review of advanced analytic tools and TAR workflows.
After thread and duplicate management tools, the final major tools and techniques available for pursuing the three goals of ECA are advanced analytic tools, powered by semantic indexing and other advanced mathematical analyses, including: concept searching, concept clustering, categorization, TAR 1.0 and 2.0 workflows, and new AI tools.