Effect of Prevalence on Relevance Assessing Behaviour

  title={Effect of Prevalence on Relevance Assessing Behaviour},
  author={Chandra Prakash Jethani},
Relevance assessing is an important part of information retrieval (IR) evaluation in addition to being something that all users of IR systems must do as part of their search for relevant documents. In this thesis, we present a user study conducted to understand the relevance judging behaviour of assessors when the prevalence of relevant documents in a set of documents to be judged is varied. In our user study, we collected judgements of participants on document sets of three different… CONTINUE READING


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