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TAR allows timely pre-confirmation review of Kavanaugh documents

Thursday, September 6, 2018

As Judge Brett Kavanaugh faces the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee during the second day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearings, debate rages on Capitol Hill if sufficient time is available for senators to substantially review the 42,000 documents released the night before his hearing was scheduled to begin concerning his time in the George W. Bush White House.

“Even if a legion of trained reviewers were available, a thorough substantive review of tens of thousands of pages of legal documents would be a tall order,” said Maura Grossman, research professor at the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science. “But with the Continuous Active Learning™ for technology-assisted review process my colleague Professor Gordon Cormack and I developed, finding documents of interest quickly — in a matter of hours — is possible.”

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