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Comment #00313 - Relevance ranking out of scope? - rp-19-201x_ODI_draft_for_comments_final.pdf (revision #2)

Comment 313
New (Unresolved)
NISO RP-19-201x, Open Discovery Initiative: Promoting Transparency in Discovery (draft for comments) (Revision 2)
Comment Submitted by
Lukas Koster
2013-10-18 03:22:20

I think it is wrong to put relevance ranking out of scope. Content coverage and relevance ranking are the most important issues with discovery tools. Both of these together determine what the end user will see in their top results pages. There should be at least best practices, and even recommendations for relevance ranking. For end users transparency of the applied relevance ranking algorithms is essential. Even better would be the enforcement of uniform relevance ranking algorithms for all discovery services.

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