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  • The best available determination of the or of all (or a sample) of a , used as benchmark to evaluate the effectiveness of a search and review effort. Also referred to as Ground Truth. 1

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In Information Retrieval, a Document is considered Relevant if it meets the Information Need of the search or review effort.

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).

In Information Retrieval, a Document is considered Non-Relevant (or Not Relevant) if it does not meet the Information Need of the search or review effort. The synonym “irrelevant” is rarely used in Information Retrieval.

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).

The set of Electronically Stored Information or Documents about which a Statistical Estimate may be made.

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).

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