Predictive Coding minus the hype – webinar on classification technologies from Equivio

Equivio, makers of text analysis software for eDiscovery, specialising in eliminating data redundancy and for predictive coding, are launching a series of webinars called Predictive Coding Minus the Hype.

The webinars follow a series of educational seminars given by Equivio in New York, Washington and San Francisco, and the first one is called A Primer on Classification Technologies. Given by Avi Elkoni of Equivio, it covers key concepts such as:

  • Supervised and unsupervised learning
  • Syntactic and semantic algorithms
  • Random sampling and active learning
  • SVM and PLSA

The webinar will be given on 26 June at 12:00pm EDT. Registration is here.

There is a helpful article in Today’s General Counsel written by Warwick Sharp of Equivio. Called 10 Essential Best Practices in Predictive Coding, it does just what the title implies, setting out briefly the factors which make a successful and defensible use of predictive coding.

Its emphasis on preparation, on control and on validation gives reassurance to lawyers, and negatives the idea that the use of this technology is a “black box” standing substitute for the lawyers’ skills.  Warwick Sharp makes it clear that proper use of this technology depends on a set of skills and a rigourous approach which is not only defensible but ought to appeal to lawyers whose intellect and training should be used for more than just turning pages.

Equivio has been adding to the resources on its website. It is worth going back there from time to time to see what is new there.

About Chris Dale

I have been an English solicitor since 1980. I run the e-Disclosure Information Project which collects and comments on information about electronic disclosure / eDiscovery and related subjects in the UK, the US, AsiaPac and elsewhere
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