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Ediscovery: a Tale of Two Predictive Coding Books

There’s an old joke about there never being a London bus around when you need one – and then two come along at once. And so it also seems to be the case with ediscovery books on ‘predictive coding’. Or, more precisely, Predictive Coding for Dummies books from publishers John Wiley & Sons.

…In the red corner we have Predictive Coding for Dummies Symantec Special Edition by Matthew D Nelson (ISBN: 978-1-118-48198-1)

…and in the green corner we have Predictive Coding for Dummies Recommind Special Edition. We think we might know the plot of the second book!

One reply on “Ediscovery: a Tale of Two Predictive Coding Books”

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