The Return of the Probability of Relevance

Norbert Fuhr
2013 Dutch-Belgian Workshop on Information Retrieval  
The probability ranking principle (PRP) proves that ranking documents by decreasing probability of relevance yields optimum retrieval quality. Most research on probabilistic models has focused only on producing a probabilistic ranking, without estimating the actual probabilities. In this talk, we discuss models for three types of modern IR applications which rely on calibrated values of the probability of relevance.
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