Accession Number : AD0410766

Title :   IS RELEVANCE AN ADEQUATE CRITERION IN RETRIEVAL SYSTEM EVALUATION

Corporate Author : SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Doyle, Lauren B

PDF Url : AD0410766

Report Date : 31 May 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 11

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.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION RETRIEVAL

Subject Categories : Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE