Results and Challenges in Web Search Evaluation

  title={Results and Challenges in Web Search Evaluation},
  author={David Hawking and Nick Craswell and Paul B. Thistlewaite and Donna K. Harman},
  journal={Computer Networks},
A frozen 18.5 million page snapshot of part of the Web has been created to enable and encourage meaningful and reproducible evaluation of Web search systems and techniques. This collection is being used in an evaluation framework within the Text Retrieval Conference (TREC) and will hopefully provide convincing answers to questions such as, “Can link information result in better rankings?”, “Do longer queries result in better answers?”, and, “Do TREC systems work well on Web data?” The snapshot… CONTINUE READING
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