Fastcase Relevance Challenge Submission Form
Please use this form to submit your relevance algorithm for the Fastcase Relevance Challenge! If you have not yet registered, please do so at go.fastcase.com/RelevanceChallengeEnrollment
First Name *
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Middle Name
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Last Name *
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School *
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Expected Graduation Date *
mm/dd/yyyy
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Brief (<200 word) Bio *
Please tell us a little about yourself. Why are you in law school? What is your primary area of study? What interested you in the Relevance Challenge?
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Brief (<1000 word) Explanation *
Please write a brief explanation of your submission. Why these values? What does your proposed algorithm do particularly well? What kinds of search does your algorithm not work as well for, and why did you choose not to focus on them? What sort of searches did you use for testing? Please bear in mind that this description may be used to break ties.
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Your Relevance Algorithm
Please choose a value for each of the different relevance sliders. Try to find a combination of values that performs well for a wide variety of searches. Recommended Reading: The Algorithm as a Human Artifact by Susan Nevelow Mart - https://lawlibrary.colorado.edu/sites/default/files/images/the_algorithm_as_a_human_artifact_implications_for_legal_resea.pdf
Responsiveness *
frequency and proximity of Search Terms
Importance *
frequency of citation
Document Size *
number of words in the document
Authority *
favors documents from higher sources like SCOTUS
Date *
favors recent documents
Document Type: Cases and Court Materials *
Document Type: Legislative Materials *
Document Type: Administrative Materials *
Document Type: Commentary *
Document Type: Practice Aids *
Document Type: Profiles *
Published Materials *
disfavors unpublished / slip opinions
Frequently Read *
favors documents read often
Frequently Favorited *
favors documents often saved
Frequently Printed *
favors documents printed often
Frequently Emailed *
favors documents often emailed
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