Gold Standard

Definition(s)

The best available determination of the Relevance or Non-Relevance of all (or a sample) of a Document Population, used as benchmark to evaluate the effectiveness of a search and review effort. Also referred to as Ground Truth. 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).