Synthetic Document


An industry-specific term generally used to describe an artificial Document created by either the requesting party or the producing party, as part of a Technology-Assisted Review process, for use as a Training Example for a Machine Learning Algorithm. Synthetic Documents are contrived Documents in which one party imagines what the evidence might look like and relies on the Machine Learning Algorithm to find actual Documents that are similar to the artificial Document. 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).
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