Here are two interesting (not-fully-technical) readings:
(This talks about the long tail phenomena on the web..)
(this applies the ideas of precision and recall to conference paper reviewing
and in so doing strengthens your intuitions about precision/recall)
Here is something to think about. We noticed that information retrieval uses
precision/recall measures to evaluate systems.
Database systems, on the other hand, do not care about precision/recall.
Why don't they?
When should they?
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