Working Group 8: Ranking Search Results

Co-Chairs

Hua Xu, PhD

Trevor Cohen, MBChB, PhD

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GOAL

Bring together information retrieval experts and biomedical domain experts with expertise in searching and using large datasets, to identify priorities for the system users to facilitate aggregation and sorting of the results. 

ACTIVITIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Define the characteristics of a set of ranking metrics for relevance. Examples might include number of citations to the dataset and/or initial publication or a PageRank-like metric, number of  downloads (if available), completeness of metadata and an estimate of the relative importance of indexed metadata fields to users.

DELIVERABLES

FINAL REPORT

Report that identifies the categories that are useful features (based on user needs) for ranking of search results for implementation in the prototype.

Group Members