Document Collection

Definition(s)

The process of gathering Electronically Stored Information for search, review, and production; the set of Documents resulting from such a process. In many cases, the Document Collection and Document Population are the same; however, it is important to note that Document Population refers to the set of Documents over which a particular Statistical Estimate is calculated, which may be the entire Document Collection, a subset of the Document Collection (e.g., the documents with a particular file type or matching particular Search Terms), a superset of the Document Collection (e.g., the universe from which the Document Collection was gathered), or any combination thereof. 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).