Variations in Relevance Assessments and the Measurement of Retrieval Effectiveness


The purpose of this article is to bring attention to the problem of variations in relevance assessments and the effects that these may have on measures of retrieval effectiveness. Through an analytical review of the literature, I show that despite known wide variations in relevance assessments in experimental test collections, their effects on the… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1097-4571(199601)47:1%3C37::AID-ASI4%3E3.0.CO;2-3


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