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FOUNDATION OF EVALUATION

C.J. VAN RIJSBERGEN (Department of Information Science, Monash University, Victoria, Australia)

Journal of Documentation

ISSN: 0022-0418

Article publication date: 1 April 1974

Abstract

The mathematical theory of measurement is used to construct a framework for the evaluation of information retrieval strategies. The model arrived at is based on precision and recall. After a detailed examination of the kind of conditions the model can be expected to satisfy a plausible measure of effectiveness is derived. Finally, a number of other measures are shown to be special cases of it.

Citation

VAN RIJSBERGEN, C.J. (1974), "FOUNDATION OF EVALUATION", Journal of Documentation, Vol. 30 No. 4, pp. 365-373. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb026584

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MCB UP Ltd

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