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ERIC Number: EJ136552
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Publication Date: 1975
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A Performance Yardstick for Test Collections
Sparck Jones, Karen
Journal of Documentation, 31, 4, 266-72, Dec 75
It would be very helpful in retrieval experiments if good retrieval performance for a test collection was known, so that performance for particular devices could be fully evaluated. This paper presents one performance yardstick, based on optimally weighted request terms, and illustrates its application to different test collections. (Author)
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