Accessibility in information retrieval

Leif Azzopardi, Vishwa Vinay

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This paper introduces the concept of accessibility from the field of transportation planning and adopts it within the context of Information Retrieval (IR). An analogy is drawn between the fields, which motivates the development of document accessibility measures for IR systems. Considering the accessibility of documents within a collection given an IR System provides a different perspective on the analysis and evaluation of such systems which could be used to inform the design, tuning and management of current and future IR systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Information Retrieval
Subtitle of host publication30th European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2008, Glasgow, UK, March 30-April 3, 2008. Proceedings
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-78645-0
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2008
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


  • transportation planning
  • information retrieval
  • IR systems


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