ERIC Number: EJ476351
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Upper Bounds for Retrieval Performance and Their Use Measuring Performance and Generating Optimal Boolean Queries: Can It Get Any Better than This?
Losee, Robert M., Jr.
Information Processing and Management, v30 n2 p193-203 Mar-Apr 1994
Discussion of document retrieval systems and measuring system performance focuses on the upper bounds, or maximum performance, that can be obtained with a system. Topics addressed include bounds for retrieval performance; average search length; average precision; incomplete searches; an asymmetric measure of retrieval performance; and measuring the quality of Boolean queries. (Contains 26 references.) (LRW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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