MULTI-CRITERIA EVALUATION OF INFORMATION RETRIEVAL TOOLS

Nishant Kumar, Jan Vanthienen, Jan De Beer, Marie-Francine Moens

Abstract

We propose a generic methodology for the evaluation of Text Mining/Search and Information Retrieval tools based on their functional conformity to a predefined set of functional requirements prioritized by distinguishable user profiles. The methodology is worked out and applied within the context of a research project concerning the assessment of intelligent exploitation tools for unstructured information sources in the police domain. We present the general setting of our work, give an overview of our evaluation approach, and discuss our methodology for testing in greater detail. These kinds of evaluations are particularly useful for both (potential)purchasers of exploitation tools, given the high investments in time and money required in becoming proficient in their use, and developers who aim at producing better quality software products.

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Kumar N., Vanthienen J., De Beer J. and Moens M. (2006). MULTI-CRITERIA EVALUATION OF INFORMATION RETRIEVAL TOOLS . In Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS, ISBN 978-972-8865-42-9, pages 150-155. DOI: 10.5220/0002463601500155


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@conference{iceis06,
author={Nishant Kumar and Jan Vanthienen and Jan De Beer and Marie-Francine Moens},
title={MULTI-CRITERIA EVALUATION OF INFORMATION RETRIEVAL TOOLS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,},
year={2006},
pages={150-155},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002463601500155},
isbn={978-972-8865-42-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,
TI - MULTI-CRITERIA EVALUATION OF INFORMATION RETRIEVAL TOOLS
SN - 978-972-8865-42-9
AU - Kumar N.
AU - Vanthienen J.
AU - De Beer J.
AU - Moens M.
PY - 2006
SP - 150
EP - 155
DO - 10.5220/0002463601500155