Control Set


A Random Sample of Documents Coded at the outset of a search or review process, that is separate from and independent of the Training Set. Control Sets are used in some Technology-Assisted Review processes. They are typically used to measure the effectiveness of the Machine Learning Algorithm at various stages of training, and to determine when training may cease. 1


  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).