On Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 4:56 AM, Max L. Wilson <[log in to unmask]>
> Modern Information retrieval is certainly an authoritative text on IR. You
might be good searching for ACM SIGIR references on TFxIDF or BM25 by
Stephen Robertson and Karen sparck-jones. From the 70s. These were retrieval
algorithms that significantly improved precision and recall of keyword
Just wanted to add that the SIGIR
Jones, Karen, ed. (1981). Information Retrieval Experiment.
There are several chapters by KSJ , including a review of tests from
1958-1978, as well as separate chapter on the Cranfield tests.
There are different issues involved in evaluating interactive information
See [Kelly, Diane (2009). "Methods for Evaluating Interactive Information
Retrieval Systems with
Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval Vol 3, Nos. 1-2, pp. 1-224].
Of course, the only true measure of an IR system is whether it gets ever
searcher their documents, and saves their time..