At its core, what we call ‘‘predictive coding’’ in litigation is simply one application of predictive analytics, using technology to analyze current and historical facts to make predictions about other, unknown facts. In the litigation context, predictive coding analyzes known facts about exemplar documents and uses that analysis to respond to the instruction ‘‘find more like this.’’ The litigation use case of predictive coding is powerful. Predictive coding allows litigators to do the same work in less time, at lower cost, and with equal or better quality, not needing to sacrifice one to accomplish the other two.
Reproduced with permission from Mergers & Acquisitions Law Report, 20 MALR 762, 5/22/17. Copyright 2017 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com