The overlap problem in content-oriented XML retrieval evaluation

@inproceedings{Kazai2004TheOP,
  title={The overlap problem in content-oriented XML retrieval evaluation},
  author={Gabriella Kazai and Mounia Lalmas and Arjen P. de Vries},
  booktitle={SIGIR},
  year={2004}
}
Within the INitiative for the Evaluation of XML Retrieval(INEX) a number of metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of content-oriented XML retrieval approaches were developed. Although these metrics provide a solution towards addressing the problem of overlapping result elements, they do not consider the problem of overlapping reference components within the recall-base, thus leading to skewed effectiveness scores. We propose alternative metrics that aim to provide a solution to both overlap… CONTINUE READING

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