ERIC Number: EJ656170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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30,000 Hits May Be Better than 300: Precision Anomalies in Internet Searches.
Eastman, Caroline M.
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, v53 n11 p879-882 Sep 2002
Discusses results of searches using a variety of query formulations with several Internet search engines which show that strategies intended to give narrower and more precise results may not give improvements in precision even though they result in fewer hits. Describes searches that were performed by students in graduate information retrieval courses. (Author/LRW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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