OHSUMED: an interactive retrieval evaluation and new large test collection for research

  title={OHSUMED: an interactive retrieval evaluation and new large test collection for research},
  author={W. Hersh and C. Buckley and T. J. Leone and D. Hickam},
  booktitle={SIGIR '94},
A series of information retrieval experiments was carried out with a computer installed in a medical practice setting for relatively inexperienced physician end-users. Using a commercial MEDLINE product based on the vector space model, these physicians searched just as effectively as more experienced searchers using Boolean searching. The results of this experiment were subsequently used to create a new large medical test collection, which was used in experiments with the SMART retrieval system… Expand
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