A Statistical Analysis of the TREC-3 Data
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A statistical analysis of the lREC-3 data shows that performance differences across queries is greater than performance differences across participant runs. Generally, groups of runs which do not differ significantly at large, sometimes accounting for over half the runs. Correlation among the various performance measures is high.
Jean Tague-Sutcliffe & James Blustein (1995). A Statistical Analysis of the TREC-3 Data. In D.K. Harman (ed.), Overview of the Third Text REtrieval Conference (TREC-3). Computer Systems Laboratory National Institute of Standards and Technology. (NIST Special Publication 500-225).