What does it mean to "measure performance"?

Moffat, A and Zobel, J 2004, 'What does it mean to "measure performance"?', in X. Zhou et al. (ed.) Web Information Systems - WISE 2004:Fifth International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, Brisbane, 1 November 2004.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title What does it mean to "measure performance"?
Author(s) Moffat, A
Zobel, J
Year 2004
Conference name International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering
Conference location Brisbane
Conference dates 1 November 2004
Proceedings title Web Information Systems - WISE 2004:Fifth International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering
Editor(s) X. Zhou et al.
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Berlin
Abstract The purpose of much computer science research is to invent algorithms and generate evidence to convince others that the new methods are worthwhile. All too often, however, the work has no impact, because the supporting evidence does not meet basic standards of rigor or persuasiveness. Here the notion of "experiment" is explored, with reference to our current investigation into distributed text query processing on a cluster of computers. We describe some of the issues that we encountered, and lessons that can be applied by researchers designing experiments in other areas of computing.
Subjects Business Information Management (incl. Records, Knowledge and Information Management, and Intelligence)
DOI - identifier 10.1007/b103344
Copyright notice © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
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