Precision Evaluation of Search Engines

  title={Precision Evaluation of Search Engines},
  author={Yi Shang and Longzhuang Li},
  journal={World Wide Web},
In this paper, we present a general approach for statistically evaluating precision of search engines on the Web. Search engines are evaluated in two steps based on a large number of sample queries: (a) computing relevance scores of hits from each search engine, and (b) ranking the search engines based on statistical comparison of the relevance scores. In computing relevance scores of hits, we study four relevance scoring algorithms. Three of them are variations of algorithms widely used in the… CONTINUE READING
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