Indexing and retrieval performance: The logical evidence. Soergel, D. JASIST, 45(8):589--99, 1994.
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This articie presents a iogicai anaiysis of the characteristics of indexing and their effects on retrievail performance, it estabiishes the abiiity to ask the questions one needs to ask as the foundation of performance evaluation, and recall and discrimination as the basic quantitative performance measures for binary noninteractive retrieval systems. It then defines the characteristics of indexing that affect retrieval—namely, indexing devices, viewpointbased and importance-based indexing exhaustivity, indexing specificity, indexing correctness, and indexing consistency—and examines in detail their effects on retrieval. It concludes that retrieval performance depends chiefly on the match between indexing and the requirements of the individual query and on the adaptation of the query formulation to the characteristics of the retrieval system, and that the ensuingcomplexity must be considered in the design and testing of retrieval systems.
@article{soergel_indexing_1994,
	title = {Indexing and retrieval performance: {The} logical evidence},
	volume = {45},
	abstract = {This articie presents a iogicai anaiysis of the characteristics of indexing and their effects on retrievail performance, it estabiishes the abiiity to ask the questions one needs to ask as the foundation of performance evaluation, and recall and discrimination as the basic quantitative performance measures for binary noninteractive retrieval systems. It then defines the characteristics of indexing that affect retrieval—namely, indexing devices, viewpointbased and importance-based indexing exhaustivity, indexing specificity, indexing correctness, and indexing consistency—and examines in detail their effects on retrieval. It concludes that retrieval performance depends chiefly on the match between indexing and the requirements of the individual query and on the adaptation of the query formulation to the characteristics of the retrieval system, and that the ensuingcomplexity must be considered in the design and testing of retrieval systems.},
	number = {8},
	journal = {JASIST},
	author = {Soergel, Dagobert},
	year = {1994},
	pages = {589--99}
}
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