· Naughties
· · 2003
· · · June
· · · · 22 (1 entry)

On Search: Precision and Recall · Search­ing is a branch of com­put­er pro­gram­ming, which is sup­posed to be a quan­ti­ta­tive dis­ci­pline and a mem­ber of the en­gi­neer­ing fam­i­ly. That means we should have met­ric­s: mea­sures of how good our search tech­niques are. Other­wise, how can we ev­er mea­sure im­prove­ments in one sys­tem or the dif­fer­ences be­tween two sys­tem­s? “Precision” and “recall” are the most com­mon mea­sures of search per­for­mance. But they’re not as help­ful as we’d like ...
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