Webinar Tomorrow: How to Know if Your TAR Vendor Uses Continuous Active Learning

blog-5vendorsMany vendors these days claim that their technology-assisted review products use a protocol called Continuous Active Learning. But how can you, as an e-discovery professional, be certain about those claims?

The reason this matters is that CAL has  been scientifically proven to be superior to other forms of TAR. In a landmark, peer-reviewed study published last year, e-discovery pioneers Maura Grossman and Gordon Cormack demonstrated CAL’s superiority. Their research proved that CAL was far more effective at finding relevant documents (at a much lower cost) than the one-time training methods used by earlier, TAR 1.0 systems.

With such strong evidence of CAL’s superiority, it was not surprising that TAR vendors jumped on the CAL bandwagon—claiming they somehow incorporated CAL into their one-time training protocols. The fact, however, is that many of these claims are misleading. Systems that still use control sets, require subject matter experts for training, or that cannot rank documents continuously are not true CAL systems.

This free webinar tomorrow, Dec. 10, 1 p.m. E.T., will equip you with the information you need to sort through competing vendors’ claims and determine whether a vendor that claims to use CAL actually does. The webinar will review the questions you should ask any vendor that purports to offer the CAL protocol with its TAR product.

You can find more detailed information about the webinar and register at the webinar page.


About Bob Ambrogi

Bob is known internationally for his expertise in the Internet and legal technology. He held the top editorial positions at the two leading national U.S. legal newspapers, the National Law Journal and Lawyers USA. A long-time advisor to Catalyst, Bob now divides his time between law practice and media consulting. He writes two blogs, LawSites and MediaLaw, co-authors Law.com's Legal Blog Watch, and co-hosts the weekly legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer. A 1980 graduate of Boston College Law School, Bob is a life member of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation and an active member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, which honored him in 1994 with its President's Award.