Accession Number : AD0410766

Title :   IS RELEVANCE AN ADEQUATE CRITERION IN RETRIEVAL SYSTEM EVALUATION,

Corporate Author : SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Doyle,Lauren B.

Report Date : 31 MAY 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : It is argued that the use of 'relevance to a search request' as a criterion of what a system retrieves is, in effect, a suboptimization on the machine side of the man-machine interface. Also that the searcher needs an efficient exploratory system rather than a request-implementing system. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, THEORY.)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE