The Emergence of Contract Analytics Hearkens Back to the Emergence of Analytics in eDiscovery: Contract Management Trends

Apparently, I’m not the only person who likes to quote that great American philosopher Yogi Berra!  😉  This article from Compliance discusses how the emergence of contract analytics mirrors a similar analytics emergence in eDiscovery.

In their recent article Analytics: Déjà vu all-over again…The Emergence of Contract Analytics, Compliance discusses how the emergence of analytics, automation and artificial intelligence/machine learning algorithms (AI) have revolutionized how eDiscovery is conducted and contract analytics is now poised to similarly transform the way the industry analyzes contracts.

We’ve seen Concept Clustering (to group similar documents together), Email Thread Identification (to avoid reviewing the same emails repeatedly) and Language Identification (to identify potential foreign language review needs) become standard components in a typical eDiscovery workflow and then Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck’s ruling over nine years ago in the Da Silva Moore case approving the use of “computer-assisted review” (my second time to mention him today!) was a catalyst for the proliferation of Predictive Coding algorithms.  To get the most out of the technology, however, you need knowledgeable and experienced eDiscovery Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).


So, how is the use of these technologies transforming contract analytics?  And what should you look for in a contract analytics provider?  The answers to these questions (and more) are available in their article here.  Is your organization fully leveraging contract analytics to manage its contracts?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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