Axiometrics: An Axiomatic Approach to Information Retrieval Effectiveness Metrics

@inproceedings{Busin2013AxiometricsAA,
  title={Axiometrics: An Axiomatic Approach to Information Retrieval Effectiveness Metrics},
  author={Luca Busin and Stefano Mizzaro},
  booktitle={ICTIR},
  year={2013}
}
The evaluation of retrieval effectiveness has played and is playing a central role in Information Retrieval (IR). A specific issue is that there are literally dozens (most likely more than one hundred) IR effectiveness metrics, and counting. In this paper we propose an axiomatic approach to IR effectiveness metrics. We build on the notions of measure, measurement, and similarity; they allow us to provide a general definition of IR effectiveness metric. On this basis, we then propose and… CONTINUE READING
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