The Simplest Evaluation Measures for XML Information Retrieval that Could Possibly Work

@inproceedings{Hiemstra2005TheSE,
  title={The Simplest Evaluation Measures for XML Information Retrieval that Could Possibly Work},
  author={Djoerd Hiemstra and Vojkan Mihajlovic},
  year={2005}
}
This paper reviews several evaluation measures developed for evaluating XML information retrieval (IR) systems. We argue that these measures, some of which are currently in use by the INitiative for the Evaluation of XML Retrieval (INEX), are complicated, hard to understand, and hard to explain to users of XML IR systems. To show the value of keeping things simple, we report alternative evaluation results of official evaluation runs submitted to INEX 2004 using simple metrics, and show its… CONTINUE READING

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