Team’s TAR Course has been Updated and Expanded

May 21, 2017

I was in Manhattan at the Marriott on Times Square this week presenting on advanced TAR with Jim Sullivan. We provided an overview on the Team’s latest methods, Hybrid Multimodal IST Predictive Coding 4.0. Presentations like this allow you to interact with students and refine your approach. It was a good group, as is typical in NYC, of lawyers and litigation support experts.

I left N.Y. on Wednesday night, well before the madman drove his car into Times Square on Thursday. Jim stayed overnight and walked out of Times Square just minutes before this horrible massacre. My condolences to the family of the nineteen year old girl who was killed and the twenty-two other pedestrians who were injured.

When I got home from NYC I condensed our eighty-five minute presentation into a thirty-seven minute video. It now serves as the core video introduction to the e-Discovery Team’s free TAR Course. It is found in the first of the sixteen classes in the Course. I also revised and improved the wording in the Welcome Page of the course and made it a stand alone entry point. To have a little more fun with all of this I also created a new graphic, shown below. It provides a visualization of the core content of the TAR Course. Click on it to see a larger view.

This TAR Course welcome page now has its own written and video content. That material used to be combined with the first class. So the net result is an expansion of the TAR Course from sixteen to seventeen modules. At this point the first eleven classes have “Homework Assignments” at the end with suggested supplemental readings and analytic challenges. We will be adding homework to the last five classes in the next month.

If you have already studied the first class, I urge you to go back and reread and re-view the writings and new three-part video. I also reproduce the same new video below. I call it an overview video, a first tell, but it contains advanced materials and some of my latest thinking.

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Go to the TAR Course.




New Video to Introduce the TAR Course

April 23, 2017

We are continuing to upgrade the e-Discovery Team’s free TAR Course. The latest improvements include the addition of “homework assignments” to the first ten classes. These are challenging and add to the depth of the instruction. The homework includes both supplemental reading suggestions and exercises. We will add homework assignments to the last six classes soon. We also made a few minor revisions and additions to the written materials, but nothing substantial. Periodically we will add some more video content to the TAR Course. We started this weekend by adding a video to the first class:

Here is the list of all sixteen classes in the TAR Course.

  1. First Class: Introduction 
  2. Second Class: TREC Total Recall Track
  3. Third Class: Introduction to the Nine Insights Concerning the Use of Predictive Coding in Legal Document Review
  4. Fourth Class: 1st of the Nine Insights – Active Machine Learning
  5. Fifth Class: Balanced Hybrid and Intelligently Spaced Training
  6. Sixth Class: Concept and Similarity Searches
  7. Seventh Class: Keyword and Linear Review
  8. Eighth Class: GIGO, QC, SME, Method, Software
  9. Ninth Class: Introduction to the Eight-Step Work Flow
  10. Tenth Class: Step One – ESI Communications
  11. Eleventh Class: Step Two – Multimodal ECA
  12. Twelfth Class: Step Three – Random Prevalence
  13. Thirteenth Class: Steps Four, Five and Six – Iterate
  14. Fourteenth Class: Step Seven – ZEN Quality Assurance Tests
  15. Fifteenth Class: Step Eight – Phased Production
  16. Sixteenth Class: Conclusion

Certification is not offered. Maybe someday. We created a test based on our TREC experiments that we may someday roll out.

 


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