Cutoff

Definition(s)

A given score or rank in a Prioritized list, resulting from a Relevance Ranking search or Machine Learning Algorithm, such that the Documents above the Cutoff are deemed to be Relevant and Documents below the Cutoff are deemed to be Non-Relevant. In general, a higher Cutoff will yield higher Precision and lower Recall, while a lower Cutoff will yield lower Precision and higher Recall. Also referred to as a Threshold. 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).