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eDiscover Talk in Honor and Memory of Professor Ted Hagelin

Machine Learning for Electronic Discovery in Legal Cases
Talk by David D Lewis, Ph.D.
3pm Friday, October 25th, 2013
Grant Auditorium, Syracuse University College of Law, White Hall, Syracuse, NY

The Syracuse University College of Law and the School of Information Studies (iSchool) are cosponsoring a talk on e-discovery, Friday, October 25th. The event has been organized in honor and memory of Professor Ted Hagelin, an expert in technology innovation law and former director of the New York State Science and Technology Law Center.The talk is titled “Machine Learning for Electronic Discovery in Legal Cases,” and will be delivered by freelance computer scientist and consultant David D. Lewis. In his talk Lewis will address changes in the U.S. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the ever-growing volume and complexity of digital data leading to the explosion in costs for reviewing electronic documents in legal discovery (e-discovery). The history of the e-discovery crisis, attempts to reduce costs based on machine learning, an explanation of machine learning, and its use and controversy in discovery will all be examined in the talk.

The talk is free and open to the public. It will be held at 3 p.m. Oct. 25 in Grant Auditorium in the Law School's White Hall. A reception will follow the talk in the Heritage Alumni Lounge and Rotunda.

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