ICAIL 2007 Workshop on
Supporting Search and Sensemaking for
Electronically Stored Information
in Discovery Proceedings
(DESI Workshop)

June 4, 2007, Palo Alto, CA


Legal applications of search technology have been of longstanding interest, and indexing techniques for legislation, regulations, and case law are highly developed. While work on those topics continues, interest in a new class of digital evidence management applications, often referred to as "E-Discovery," is increasing rapidly, in part because electronically stored information (ESI) has become a pervasive component of many routine commercial and government activities. These applications raise important new challenges for the legal search community, including: No existing community possesses the expertise to attack these challenges alone, so our goal is to bring together researchers and practitioners with relevant expertise to begin crafting a research agenda to address these new challenges.

Useful Documents

Organizing Committee

Jason R. Baron, National Archives and Records Administration
David D. Lewis, David D. Lewis Consulting
Douglas W. Oard, University of Maryland
Paul Thompson, Dartmouth College

Last Update: June 10, 2007