A 'best-case' evaluation of a novel information retrieval applicatio

Mischa Weiss Lijn Computer Science, UCL

Applications can be taken to advanced stages of development before it becomes evident that they cannot deliver sufficient value. Best-case analyses deal with this by allowing developers to work out the theoretical upper bound on an applications task performance. The applications merit can then be assessed by comparison to performance with existing tools. Best-case analyses are described at a technology-independent level; their scope, advantages and limitations are discussed. This discussion is then grounded with a detailed description of the approaches application to a novel information retrieval tool.
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