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Idealistic musings about eDiscovery
Ralph Losey has written a 10,000-word essay on the best practice (note the singular use of the word) for culling irrelevant documents from a deduplicated, de-NISTed data corpus. Ten thousand words is a lot. Dare I suggest, you need to read every one of those words (particularly starting about a fourth of the way through the essay) multiple times, if you want to conduct a large electronic document review in which you:
Ralph provides far too much information to be digested on first read. The sheer volume of good advice (backed up by data) can appear overwhelming. I strongly recommend that you give it a try anyway, because even when trying to drink from a fire hose, you’re going to absorb at least some of the water.
There is a lot to think about and comment upon in Ralph’s post; but if you’ve been looking for a one-stop primer on how to manage and conduct an efficient ESI review, his essay is worth two or three reads. (Don’t overlook the hyperlink in the first paragraph to download the whole thing in PDF format.)