The Relevance of Recall

White, Martin
May 2008
EContent;May2008, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p33
Trade Publication
The article discusses the concept of relevance. The concept dates from 1733. Much of the early work on relevance in an information retrieval context was carried out in the 1950s and has been the subject of research ever since. An important facet of relevance is recall. In a web search, recall (the percentage of all relevant documents returned) is not of great value. However, in an enterprise setting it can be very important to be as certain as possible that you have found all relevant documents. To achieve high recall requires a lot of dedicated work by the search team.


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