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Measuring search engine quality

Hawking, David; Craswell, Nick; Bailey, Peter Richard; Griffiths, Kathleen


The effectiveness of twenty public search engines is evaluated using TREC-inspired methods and a set of 54 queries taken from real Web search logs. The World Wide Web is taken as the test collection and a combination of crawler and text retrieval system is evaluated. The engines are compared on a range of measures derivable from binary relevance judgments of the first seven live results returned. Statistical testing reveals a significant difference between engines and high intercorrelations...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Information Retrieval
DOI: 10.1023/A:1011468107287


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