OHSUMED: An interactive retrieval evaluation and new large test collection for research

William Hersh, Chris Buckley, T. J. Leone, David Hickam

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Abstract

A series of information retrieval experiments was carried out with a computer installed in a medical practice setting for relatively inexperienced physician end-users. Using a commercial MEDLINE product based on the vector space model, these physicians searched just as effectively as more experienced searchers using Boolean searching. The results of this experiment were subsequently used to create a new large medical test collection, which was used in experiments with the SMART retrieval system to obtain baseline performance data as well as compare SMART with the other searchers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 1994
EditorsW. Bruce Croft, C. J. van Rijsbergen
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages192-201
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)038719889X, 9780387198897
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 1994
Event17th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 1994 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: Jul 3 1994Jul 6 1994

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 17th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 1994

Other

Other17th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 1994
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period7/3/947/6/94

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Information Systems

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    Hersh, W., Buckley, C., Leone, T. J., & Hickam, D. (1994). OHSUMED: An interactive retrieval evaluation and new large test collection for research. In W. B. Croft, & C. J. van Rijsbergen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 17th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 1994 (pp. 192-201). (Proceedings of the 17th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 1994). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-2099-5_20