Bibliographic / Objective Coding


  • Objective information, often manually recorded from documents such as the document date, the authors or recipients of the documents, or the title of a document. Bibliographic coding usually takes place against documents originating as paper with no electronically stored information.
  • The entering of objective information such as date, document number, and document type into data fields. 1
  • Extracting information from electronic documents such as date created, author recipient, CC and linking each image to the information in pre-defined objective fields. In direct opposition to Subjective coding where legal interpretations of data in a document are linked to individual documents. Also called objective coding. 2

See Also


  1. Legal Electronic Document Institute, Basic Principles of Automated Litigation Support (2005).
  2. Formerly American Document Management, Glossary of Terms, now 5i Solutions Glossary.
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