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Capture of Relevance Judgments in Test Retrieval Systems

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105046D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Damerau, FJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a system for advancing to the next document while browsing a set of documents retrieved by a retrieval system which captures relevance judgements. (By "document" is meant any representation of a document, which might be a document text, an abstract, a title only, etc.)

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Capture of Relevance Judgments in Test Retrieval Systems

      Disclosed  is  a  system  for advancing to the next document
while browsing a set of documents retrieved by  a  retrieval system
which captures relevance judgements.  (By "document" is meant any
representation of a document, which might be  a document text, an
abstract, a title only, etc.)

      In  order  to  improve  the  precision and relevance of
document sets returned in response to a query to a  document
retrieval  system,  it  is  necessary  to  know which of the
documents retrieved were really relevant to the query  posed by  the
user and which were not.  Methods of collecting this information tend
to be  intrusive,  requiring  some  special action on the part of the
user and are sometimes bypassed.  A simple  and  foolproof method of
collecting these judgements would be very useful.

      The browse subsystem of  a  document  retrieval  system
necessarily  includes  a  command  to  advance  to  the next
retrieved document.   This invention consists  of  replacing this
command   by   two   commands:  relevant/advance  and
irrelevant/advance, the command to be  issued  depending  on the
judgement  of relevance of the document currently being inspected.
The command could of course be implemented  by  a command string, a
function key, a mouse action, or any other user-computer  interaction
method.  Since the user cannot see other doc...