Month: October 2013

My Research Data

To access the worksheets of all my research data, please download the following Excel file: Research precision and recall This data is pretty raw, but it does contain more interesting statistics than those included in the recal and precision results. … Read More ›

Research Conclusions

Having said that both Bing and Google are excellent search engines in terms of their precision, and proving that they both retrieve a large number of results for every query, you may be wondering what conclusions I have drawn about… Read More ›

More Research: Precision

Now that we’ve seen how little relative recall tells us about the merits of a search engine, let’s move on to something that is an excellent measure of search engine effectiveness: precision. Precision is the number of relevant results retrieved… Read More ›