Simple Evaluation Metrics for Diversified Search Results

@inproceedings{Sakai2010SimpleEM,
  title={Simple Evaluation Metrics for Diversified Search Results},
  author={Tetsuya Sakai and Nick Craswell and Ruihua Song and Stephen E. Robertson and Zhicheng Dou and Chin-Yew Lin},
  booktitle={EVIA@NTCIR},
  year={2010}
}
Traditional information retrieval research has mostly focussed on satisfying clearly specified information needs. However, in reality, queries are often ambiguous and/or underspecified. In light of this, evaluating search result diversity is beginning to receive attention. We propose simple evaluation metrics for diversified Web search results. Our presumptions are that one or more interpretations (or intents) are possible for each given query, and that graded relevance assessments are… CONTINUE READING

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