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Measure-based Metasearch Javed A. Aslam

Summary: Measure-based Metasearch
Javed A. Aslam
, Virgiliu Pavlu, Emine Yilmaz
College of Computer and Information Science
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Ave, #202 WVH
Boston, MA 02115
We propose a simple method for converting many stan-
dard measures of retrieval performance into metasearch al-
gorithms. Our focus is both on the analysis of retrieval mea-
sures themselves and on the development of new metasearch
algorithms. Given the conversion method proposed, our ex-
perimental results using TREC data indicate that system-
oriented measures of overall retrieval performance (such as
average precision) yield good metasearch algorithms whose
performance equals or exceeds that of benchmark techniques
such as CombMNZ and Condorcet.
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Source: Aslam, Javed - College of Computer Science, Northeastern University


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences