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A net benefits approach to measuring retrieval performance

Authors
Journal
Information Processing & Management
0306-4573
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
25
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0306-4573(89)90027-7

Abstract

Abstract This article proposes new measures of database retrieval performance that incorporate preferences for information and output consumption. It incorporates a value that Blair has called the information consumer's “point of futility”; the volume at which the consumer becomes overloaded with retrieved information.

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