The Information Retrieval Problem
Stated succinctly, the information retrieval problem
Given a set of documents and a query, find the set of documents relavent
to the query.
Related failures include:
- insufficient precision: finding too much
"junk." Including all items in a result set gives perfect recall at the cost
of poor precision.
- insufficient recall: failing to find the relavent
resources. An empty result set has infinite precision, but zero recall.
Created: Fri Feb 28 15:04:58 CST 1997
Last modified: Fri Feb 28 15:06:09 CST