CLEF Lab Overview Paper Available

Our CLEF lab overview paper is now available online.

In this paper we report on the first Living Labs for Information Retrieval Evaluation (LL4IR) CLEF Lab. Our main goal with the lab is to provide a benchmarking platform for researchers to evaluate their ranking systems in a live setting with real users in their natural task environments. For this first edition of the challenge we focused on two specific use-cases: product search and web search. Ranking systems submitted by participants were experimentally compared using interleaved comparisons to the production system from the corresponding use-case. In this paper we describe how these experiments were performed, what the resulting outcomes are, and conclude with some lessons learned.

title = {Overview of the Living Labs for Information Retrieval Evaluation (LL4IR) CLEF Lab 2015},
author = {Anne Schuth and Krisztian Balog and Liadh Kelly},
year = {2015},
date = {2015-09-08},
booktitle = {CLEF 2015},
publisher = {Springer},