Evaluation methods for rankings of facetvalues for faceted search

Anne Schuth and Maarten Marx. In Multilingual and Multimodal Information Access Evaluation, 2011.


We introduce two metrics aimed at evaluating systems that select facetvalues for a faceted search interface. Facetvalues are the values of meta-data fields in semi-structured data and are commonly used to refine queries. It is often the case that there are more facetvalues than can be displayed to a user and thus a selection has to be made. Our metrics evaluate these selections based on binary relevant assessments for the documents in a collection. Both our metrics are based on Normalized Discounted Cumulated Gain, an often used Information Retrieval metric.




  title = {Evaluation methods for rankings of facetvalues for faceted search},
  author = {Anne Schuth and Maarten Marx},
  year = {2011},
  journal = {Multilingual and Multimodal Information Access Evaluation}