Considering Technology: Predictive Coding


A leader in the research, development and deployment of textual analytics tools to support audits, investigations and litigation, OrcaTec provides legal professionals with technologies packaged as services to support the core requirements of electronic discovery. Key technologies provided by OrcaTec to clients includes Predictive Coding.

Predictive Coding

Not surprisingly, costs of predictive coding, even with the use of relatively experienced counsel for machine-learning tasks, are likely to be substantially lower than the costs of human review.

M. R.Grossman & G.V.Cormack, Technology-Assisted Review in E-Discovery Can Be More Effective and More Efficient Than Exhaustive  Manual Review, XVII, Rich. J.L.&Tech.11 (2011)

OrcaTec’s predictive coding technology provides users with the capability to substantially reduce the overall time and cost required for effective ESI review. Key predictive coding attributes provided by OrcaTec’s Document Decisioning Suite include:

  • Accuracy:  Computer-assisted review can (and does) yield more accurate results than exhaustive manual review, with much lower effort.
  • Consistency:  A consistency based on best attributes of technology (automation) and manual review (expert reviewer classification).
  • Efficiency:  The increasing volume of digital records makes predictive coding not only a cost effective option, but the only reasonable way to handle a large scale production.
  • Defensibility:  Global Aerospace Inc. v. Landow Aviation, L.P. d/b/a Dulles Jet Center, No. CL 61040 (Vir. Cir. Ct. Apr. 23, 2012).  First known court order approving the results of the use of predictive coding for electronic discovery (VA Circuit Court Judge Chamblin).

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The OrcaTec Document Decisioning Suite

The OrcaTec Document Decisioning Suite™ is an all-in-one technology tool kit for categorizing, analyzing and retrieving information from large sets of electronic documents – and reducing the time, cost and effort of doing so by up to 93%.  The suite is delivered securely via SaaS, and has been used successfully in many languages for eDiscovery, risk management, information governance, compliance and other Big-Data issues.

The OrcaTec Document Decisioning Suite’s four fully integrated modules include:

  • OrcaCluster: Visual Based Clustering, Times, and Social Network Sonar.
  • OrcaSearch: Visual Based Concept Search Augmented by more than 25 Additional Search Types.
  • OrcaPredict: Court Approved Predictive Coding Technology.
  • OrcaReview: Issue and Privilege Tagging, Review and Redaction of Results, Review Analytics and Privilege Logs.

Available as a complete suite or on a per module basis for ease of integration with other industry platforms, the OrcaTec Document Decisioning Suite increases the effectiveness of compliance, investigation and litigation efforts with no incremental investment in hardware or personnel.

About OrcaTec

OrcaTec helps clients address and manage business and legal challenges associated with the discovery and management of unstructured data with advanced analytics and predictive coding technologies delivered in the form of products and services to law firms, corporations and governments. OrcaTec offers a complete suite of textual analytics tools including concept search, visual clustering and predictive coding as part of the OrcaTec Document Decisioning Suite(TM).  The suite provides legal professionals with an all-in-one  offering for the analysis and review phases of the electronic discovery process and includes OrcaPredict for predictive coding, early case assessment and first past review, OrcaSearch for concept searching, OrcaCluster for visual clustering and OrcaReview for second pass document review.

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