Reliable information retrieval evaluation with incomplete and biased judgements

@inproceedings{Bttcher2007ReliableIR,
  title={Reliable information retrieval evaluation with incomplete and biased judgements},
  author={Stefan B{\"u}ttcher and Charles L. A. Clarke and Peter C. K. Yeung and Ian Soboroff},
  booktitle={SIGIR},
  year={2007}
}
Information retrieval evaluation based on the pooling method is inherently biased against systems that did not contribute to the pool of judged documents. This may distort the results obtained about the relative quality of the systems evaluated and thus lead to incorrect conclusions about the performance of a particular ranking technique. We examine the magnitude of this effect and explore how it can be countered by automatically building an unbiased set of judgements from the original, biased… CONTINUE READING
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