# The Precision-Recall Curve in Information Retrieval Evaluation

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Precision and recall are the basic measures for the evaluation of information retrieval performance. Their values can be plotted in a so-called precision-recall curve.

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Contributed by: Giovanna Roda (March 2011)

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C. D. Manning, P. Raghavan, and H. Schütze, *Introduction to Information Retrieval*, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.