On Probabilistic Notions of Precision as a Function of Recall

@article{BollmannSdorra1992OnPN,
  title={On Probabilistic Notions of Precision as a Function of Recall},
  author={Peter Bollmann-Sdorra and Vijay V. Raghavan and Gwang S. Jung},
  journal={Inf. Process. Manage.},
  year={1992},
  volume={28},
  pages={291-316}
}
Two problems that arise when recall and precision are used to evaluate information retrieval systems are due to the weak ordering of the documents generated by the system and evaluation with multiple queries. Although several alternative stopping criteria are available, our emphasis in this paper is on defining precision when recall is used as the stopping criterion. A number of different probabilistic notions of precision for handling the problem of weak ordering have been proposed in the past… CONTINUE READING
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