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Scope - Personalised Information Retrieval (PIR) has been gaining attention because it investigates intelligent ways for enhancing content delivery. Web users can have personalised services and more accurate information. Problem - Several PIR systems have been proposed in the literature; however, they have not been properly tested or evaluated. Proposal – The authors propose a generally applicable web-based interface, which provides PIR developers and evaluators with: i) implicit recommendations on how to evaluate a specific PIR system; ii) a repository containing studies on user-centred and layered evaluation studies; iii) recommendations on how to best combine different evaluation methods, metrics and measurement criteria in order to most effectively evaluate their system; iv) a UCE methodology which details how to apply existing UCE techniques; v) a taxonomy of evaluations of adaptive systems; and vi) interface translation support (49 languages supported).
Mulwa, C., Longo, L., Lawless, S., Sharpe, M. & Wade, V. (2011). An online framework for supporting the evaluation of personalised information retrieval systems. iUBICOM 11: The 6th International Workshop on Ubiquitous and Collaborative ComputingNorthumbria University,4 July 2011, BCS, 2011, 75-85.