The Belgian and Dutch TV quiz show De Slimste Mens (The Smartest Human) sees celebrity contestants competing against each other. Some rounds call for one exact answer to a single question, but a lot of rounds call for associative answers, finding a number of terms related to a single word.
How are the answers judged? Who makes the call if an answer is close enough?
Also, the correct answers are revealed on the scoreboard. Since time is of the essence here, it seems to be done in real time. How is this done?
Clue: Juan Carlos
Words: Spain, former king, Franco, hunter.
If a contestant answers "he was a Spanish king", someone has to make the judgement that "Spanish" satisfies Spain and " was a [...] king" satisfies former king, and highlight those on the score board. This is done in real time, since the contestants react to what they see on the scoreboard; they keep associating until all words are found or they stop.
Also, the precision with which a word needs to be guessed varies. Sometimes "king" would be enough for former king, sometimes the contestant would need to indicate that he used to be but no longer is the king, to score that word.
I'm okay with answers from similar TV quizzes that are scored in real time, if they provide an example that is general enough to be extrapolated to De Slimste Mens.