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Workload sampling for enterprise search evaluation

Rowlands, Thomas; Hawking, David; Sankaranarayana, Ramesh S

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In real world use of test collection methods, it is essential that the query test set be representative of the work load expected in the actual application. Using a random sample of queries from a media company's query log as a 'gold standard' test set we demonstrate that biases in sitemap-derived and top n query sets can lead to significant perturbations in engine rankings and big differences in estimated performance levels.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/53129
Source: Proceedings of 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval
DOI: 10.1145/1277741.1277959

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