A Proposed Technology-Assisted Review Framework

By Christine Payne and Michelle Six (April 27, 2020, 5:22 PM EDT) -- It's time to have a frank conversation about technology-assisted review in the context of civil litigation. For orientation, technology-assisted review is often called TAR, and that's the acronym we will use here.

TAR is a broad term used to describe a variety of computer-assisted methods of document review. Some approaches are algorithmically driven, others have a linguistic or "rules-based" element. TAR serves to amplify human judgment about document categorization within large data sets. In other words, lawyers review a small number of documents, and the technology helps review the rest.

So, what is up for discussion? First, there are inconsistent standards...

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