An algorithm to numerically evaluate the efficiency of a search engine rank

Wadee S. Alhalabi, Miroslav Kubat, Moiez Tapia

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Abstract

The rapid developments in the field of internet search engines underline the need for reliable mechanisms for performance evaluation. So far, the vast majority of researchers have relied on the "precision" and "recall" measures known from the field of Information Retrieval Unfortunately, both of them fail to assess how successfully they rank the returned documents according to their relevance. In this paper, we discuss this issue in some detail, and then propose a new mechanism for the evaluation of the quality of search-engine rankings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternet and Information Systems in the Digital Age Challenges and Solutions - Proceedings of the 7th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2006
PublisherInternational Business Information Management Association, IBIMA
Pages37-42
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780975339367
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Event7th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2006 - Brescia, Italy
Duration: Dec 14 2006Dec 16 2006

Other

Other7th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2006
CountryItaly
CityBrescia
Period12/14/0612/16/06

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Information Systems and Management

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Alhalabi, W. S., Kubat, M., & Tapia, M. (2006). An algorithm to numerically evaluate the efficiency of a search engine rank. In Internet and Information Systems in the Digital Age Challenges and Solutions - Proceedings of the 7th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2006 (pp. 37-42). International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA.