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Title: Classical retrieval and overlap measure satisfy the requirements for rankings based on a Lorenz curve.
Authors: EGGHE, Leo
ROUSSEAU, Ronald
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: INFORMATION PROCESSING & MANAGEMENT, 42(1). p. 106-120
Abstract: Classical information retrieval and overlap measures such as the Jaccard index, the Dice coefficient and Salton's cosine measure can be characterized by Lorenz curves. This result demonstrates the existence of a formal link between information retrieval and the information sciences on the one hand, and concentration and diversity theory, as used, e.g., in social economics and ecology on the other.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/3955
DOI: 10.1016/j.ipm.2004.05.004
ISI #: 000232355300007
ISSN: 0306-4573
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2006
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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