Precision and Recall [ELIS Classic]

Authored by: F. W. Lancaster

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ELIS4-120009003

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Abstract

F.W. Lancaster’s work has been immensely influential in library and information science. He has written on indexing and information system evaluation, and has been looked to as a pioneer in many areas. Here he describes precision and recall, the two most fundamental and widespread measures of information retrieval effectiveness.

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