Our continuous learning, TAR 2.0 service can be turned on in any hosted subscription for an additional fee of no more than $2,000 per model.
Gist catalogs all topics automatically and begins an active learning approaching - watching your initial document review.
The Digital WarRoom approach enables document review teams to identify important topics in the document set, efficiently prioritize review, and dramatically reduce the cost of reviewing likely irrelevant material.
When your confidence in the model is high, use Gist to ask for only the highest scoring documents. Avoid reviewing irrelevant documents -- get to the heart of your matter quickly.
For example – you can ask for the 10,000 highest scoring documents in a corpus of 1 million.
You only pay for tags from a high confidence model. Digital WarRoom provides access to our Gist modeling engine for any cloud based subscription. Once the model is launched, it will track Gist predictions until a suitable prediction confidence level is reached. Our customers only pay for the marks that are applied. Most customers only apply marks to the highest scoring predictions.
In a deadline pinch, Gist can be used defensibly to meet disclosure deadlines. However, the real value of Gist™, or any TAR 2.0 engine, is document prioritization. The first set of documents you look at should have the highest probative value. Gist delivers just that.
Gist is an expert-assisted technology and workflow that our software uses to extract statistically significant phrases and patterns directly from a case database. Predictions are continuously updated. Every document gets a confidence score.
The benefits of GIST™ Assisted Review over manual review:
With the Gist approach, conceptual topics emerge from the analytic process. The Subject matter expert attorney reviews at a topical level early in the process, often identifying large clusters of documents that are clearly not relevant. Document level review does occur at the margins, and as a sampling/confirmation process. New document waves are efficiently assimilated into an existing corpus.
The Gist process begins with an information exchange on key terms and phrases you might expect to find in the document set. Some preliminary searches will provide high level information on the characteristics of the document set, and may be used to select a training set.
Our consultants can assist in interpreting the automated analysis of the content within the document corpus. The Gist technology builds a model based on mathematical analysis of word frequency and word pairs that goes beyond traditional key word search to do intelligent batching of similar documents into ‘topic’ groups.
Gist™ Assisted Review learns from initial document review decisions made by the subject or matter experts, and uses learned information over multiple decision to rapidly categorize remaining documents as potentially relevant or non- relevant, and optionally, to assign specific pre-defined issue codes.
Throughout the process, you see the decisions made by the system, and more importantly, you see why the Gist made that decision. Each set of decisions iteration enhances the underlying decision model, improving the accuracy of system-generate tags on the remaining documents.
DWR consultants work with you to develop an e-discovery workflow solution for the project. Your goals in an internal investigation, for example, may differ markedly from those in document production for an SEC investigation. The nature of the case, volume of documents, timeline, and your existing knowledge of case issues will play a role in making workflow decisions.
Workflow approaches may include, for example:
The nature of attorney decisions made about documents – particularly privileged content, but responsive documents as well – tends to remain consistent over time. Gist memorializes the rule set derived from attorney decisions, and this construct allows us to apply the framework to a new or expanded data set to rapidly generate topical groups, issue codes, and predictive suggestions. This reusable framework holds potential for enormous cost savings for organizations involved in serial litigation situations.
Until predictive coding and other TAR technologies are widely accepted and used, there will be hesitation to try this new approach. The most important aspect of Gist Assisted Review is that you are not alone or on the ‘bleeding edge’. The technology consulting team at DWR has been assisting law firms and corporate legal teams with technology assisted review since 2010. The benefits of our proven approach include:
“Gist is the main point of a question; the point on which the action rests; the pith of a matter; as, a gist of a question.” [Hoffman v. Knight, 127 Ala. 149, 156 (Ala. 1899)].
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