Predictive Coding Explained

The objective of review in in e-discovery is to identify as many relevant documents as possible, while reviewing as few non-relevant documents as possible (Da Silva Moore). This is known as achieving the highest possible recall (proportion of all relevant documents identified during a review) and precision (proportion of relevant documents within the reviewed set).

Keyword searching and linear review have traditionally been adopted as the default approach to disclosure. Although keywords are inherently biased thereby naturally excluding a proportion of relevant documents or necessitating the review of increasing volumes of irrelevant documents,