FOUNDATION OF EVALUATION

FOUNDATION OF EVALUATION The mathematical theory of measurement is used to construct a framework for the evaluation of information retrieval strategies. The model arrived at is based on precision and recall. After a detailed examination of the kind of conditions the model can be expected to satisfy a plausible measure of effectiveness is derived. Finally, a number of other measures are shown to be special cases of it. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Documentation Emerald Publishing

FOUNDATION OF EVALUATION

Journal of Documentation, Volume 30 (4): 9 – Apr 1, 1974

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0022-0418
DOI
10.1108/eb026584
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Abstract

The mathematical theory of measurement is used to construct a framework for the evaluation of information retrieval strategies. The model arrived at is based on precision and recall. After a detailed examination of the kind of conditions the model can be expected to satisfy a plausible measure of effectiveness is derived. Finally, a number of other measures are shown to be special cases of it.

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Journal of DocumentationEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 1974

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