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Computer-generated evidence[]

The primary relevance concern with computer-generated evidence for trial is Fed.R.Evid. 403, which confers broad discretion on the trial judge to exclude evidence on the grounds of unfair prejudice, confusion of issues, or misleading the jury. For exam­ple, a computer-generated exhibit, especially an animated re-creation or simulation, might make such a powerful impression on the trier of fact as to risk undue preju­dice. A trial judge who admits a computer-generated exhibit over an Fed.R.Evid. 403 objec­tion might give the jury a limiting instruction about the purpose for which the exhibit is admitted.

Evidence law[]

Relevance is the tendency of a given item of evidence to prove or disprove one of the legal elements of the case, or to have probative value to make one of the elements of the case likelier or not.


Relevance is

Information retrieval[]


can be measured in terms of system performance or from the point of view of the user: the system view of relevance is that it is a measure of how well an information object matches a query, given the representation of the object and the system capabilities; a user view of relevance takes into account a deeper knowledge of the user's needs beyond what is stated in the query.[3]


  1. CETIS Reference (Jan. 2, 2004) (full-text).
  2. ICS-CERT, Common Cyber Security Language (full-text).
  3. Georeferencing: The Geographic Associations of Information, Glossary, at 242-43.

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