Decision Tree

Definition(s)

A step-by-step method of distinguishing between Relevant and Non-Relevant Documents, depending on what combination of words (or other Features) they contain. A Decision Tree to identify Documents pertaining to financial derivatives might first determine whether or not a Document contained the word “swap.” If it did, the Decision Tree might then determine whether or not the Document contained “credit,” and so on. A Decision Tree may be created either through Knowledge Engineering or Machine Learning. 1

Notes

  1. Maura R. Grossman and Gordon V. Cormack, EDRM page & The Grossman-Cormack Glossary of Technology-Assisted Review, with Foreword by John M. Facciola, U.S. Magistrate Judge2013 Fed. Cts. L. Rev. 7 (January 2013).