ERIC Number: ED030446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec-31
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Document Retrieval Systems: Literature Perspective, Measurement, Technical Papers.
Westat Research, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Some extensions of the methodology of document retrieval system evaluation are presented in this report. Part I provides an overview of some of the milepost studies in evaluation. Part II presents in some detail a discussion of measurement from a nonconventional viewpoint, including such topics as why measure at all, what measures are appropriate to specific requirements, how to use measures, and also examples of specific measures and the use of measures. Part III is a collection of five technical papers on various aspects of statistical evaluation. (Author/CC)
Descriptors: Documentation, Evaluation Methods, Information Retrieval, Measurement, Models, Relevance (Information Retrieval), Statistical Analysis
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB 182 710, MF $0.65, HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Information.
Authoring Institution: Westat Research, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Note: LI 001 346 is a companion report.