By Kevin Shergold, Vijay Rathour, Nick Rich

The reality of modern investigative practice is a tsunami of data, and less time or budget to get to the truth than ever before. Traditional linear review, even augmented by full text search, is no longer adequate for the task.

How machine learning works

Fortunately, computer hardware has advanced to the point where it can support machine learning – software that uses statistical techniques to enable progressively improved performance on a specific task such as, ‘of all the documents in a set, determine which are relevant’.