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Dicey Concepts Leading to Muddy Waters: Recall, Precision and Filter Failure

The first two of these three blind, dicey concepts have a long tradition in information science: Recall and precision are both based on another rather sketchy notion — relevance. The basic idea of relevance has a noble motivation: to return … Continue reading
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What if we did not reward the FIRST observation, but rather the MOST PRECISELY ACCURATE observation?

News media usually reward one of the first photos to appear after some “news event” occurs. It doesn’t really matter whether the photo in question is an adequate representation of the facts — what matters most (besides whether it arrives … Continue reading
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