Evaluation of online and web search
In lecture 5: Web evaluation case study a real world evaluation is presented which Andrew MacFarlane had conducted in industry in order to establish the usefulness of the Web Search engine being run by the company he worked for.
The part requires you to complete a number of search and evaluation tasks. These are to:
- You will pick a topic and create a TREC style topic description for it. You are free to choose a topic of your choice e.g. related to your work,personal interests etc. This topic needs to be current so that the social search systems can be used to find information. You are required to do a facet analysis on your topic. You will need to create an evaluation policy for your topic (the narrative field should help you with this).
- Using that facet analysis create appropriate search strategies to build 'bag of words' queries and 'Boolean' queries with which to search the following search services