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Every information retrieval practitioner ordinarily struggles with the task of evaluating how well a search engine is performing and to reproduce the performance achieved in a specific point in time.
Improving the correctness and effectiveness of a search system requires a set of tools which help measuring the direction where the system is going.
Additionally it is extremely important to track the evolution of the search system in time and to be able to reproduce and measure the same performance (through metrics of interest such as precison@k, recall, NDCG@k...).
The talk will describe the Rated Ranking Evaluator from a researcher and software engineer perspective.
RRE is an open source search quality evaluation tool, that can be used to produce a set of reports about the quality of a system, iteration after iteration and that could be integrated within a continuous integration infrastructure to monitor quality metrics after each release .
Focus of the talk will be to raise public awareness of the topic of search quality evaluation and reproducibility describing how RRE could help the industry.