Web search engine metrics

Ali Dasdan, Kostas Tsioutsiouliklis, Emre Velipasaoglu
2010 Proceedings of the 19th international conference on World wide web - WWW '10  
Search engines are important resources for finding information on the Web. They are also important for publishers and advertisers to present their content to users. Thus, user satisfaction is key and must be quantified. In this tutorial, we give a practical review of web search metrics from a user satisfaction point of view. We cover metrics for relevance, comprehensiveness, coverage, diversity, discovery freshness, content freshness, and presentation. We will also describe how these metrics
more » ... be mapped to proxy metrics for the stages of a generic search engine pipeline. The practitioners can apply these metrics readily and the researchers can get motivation for new problems to work on, especially in formalizing and refining metrics.
doi:10.1145/1772690.1772921 dblp:conf/www/DasdanTV10 fatcat:j35tezs3wbhd5nxhgcralvsjyq