Equivio is well known for its analytical solutions for eDiscovery. Its overarching product, Equivio Zoom, bundles together tools for near-duplicate detection, e-mail threading and predictive coding, together with its new product, Equivio Themes, which allows identification of thematic links between documents.
Its predictive coding tool, Equivio Relevance, is one of the best-known in the market, and is accompanied by a clarity of explanation which is not found at every provider of predictive coding tools.
Equivio recently ran a full-day educational seminar on the essentials of predictive coding in New York. The reaction of delegates was such that a second such seminar has now been organised for 5 March in Washington DC. The agenda consists of sessions delivered by industry leaders in eDiscovery as well as Equivio subject matter experts, and covers the following topics:
- High-level overview of classification technologies and concepts for both lawyers and technologists
- Use case scenarios, including early case assessment, culling, prioritized review, and quality assurance for review
- Basic statistical concepts used in predictive coding, including richness, recall and precision
- Guidelines for a predictive coding engagement, reviewing a standard process flow for managing predictive coding projects
- How to select a predictive coding tool for your organization, covering a baseline set of expectations and criteria for the evaluation of predictive coding applications
Predictive coding raises challenges both at the conceptual level and in the detail of its use. Those new to the whole idea may accept its many benefits in principle without a clear understanding of how it is to be used; those with some experience can benefit from more detailed knowledge of the concepts, processes and workflows which are available to administrators and users.