· 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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