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Retrieval Effectiveness of News Search Engines: A Theoretical Framework

by Mohammad Ubaidullah Bokhari, Mohd. Kashif Adhami
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 180 - Number 38
Year of Publication: 2018
Authors: Mohammad Ubaidullah Bokhari, Mohd. Kashif Adhami

Mohammad Ubaidullah Bokhari, Mohd. Kashif Adhami . Retrieval Effectiveness of News Search Engines: A Theoretical Framework. International Journal of Computer Applications. 180, 38 ( May 2018), 17-23. DOI=10.5120/ijca2018917010

@article{ 10.5120/ijca2018917010,
author = { Mohammad Ubaidullah Bokhari, Mohd. Kashif Adhami },
title = { Retrieval Effectiveness of News Search Engines: A Theoretical Framework },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { May 2018 },
volume = { 180 },
number = { 38 },
month = { May },
year = { 2018 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 17-23 },
numpages = {9},
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doi = { 10.5120/ijca2018917010 },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
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News search has now become an important internet activity as users are switching from hard copies to online news reading. Many modern news search engines like: Google News or Bing News are available for this purpose. We propose a theoretical framework for evaluating the retrieval effectiveness of news search systems. The framework exploits supervised machine learning approach for evaluating therefore we performed retrieval effectiveness tests on a small data set consisting relevancy features- Tfidf and Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI) as well as freshness feature-publication time, extracted from 1120 query-document pairs collected from search results of Google News, to evaluate the performance of various machine learned learning to rank algorithms on NDCG and ERR metric at different cut-offs. The motive behind this work is to conduct large-scale retrieval effectiveness studies for news search engines.

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Computer Science
Information Sciences


Learning to rank algorithms ranking model News search engine News search quality.