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ERIC Number: EJ597600
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0044-7870
Estimating the Number of Relevant Documents in Enormous Collections.
Kantor, Paul; Kim, Myung-Ho; Ibraev, Ulukbek; Atasoy, Koray
Proceedings of the ASIS Annual Meeting, v36 p507-14 1999
In assessing information retrieval systems, it is important to compare the number of retrieved relevant items to the total number of relevant items. A variant of the statistical "capture-recapture" method can be used in large collections to estimate total number of relevant documents, providing the model supporting such an analysis can be extended in specified ways. Application of this method to the TREC data is presented. (AEF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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