Probability Ranking Principle
The probability ranking principle asserts that relevance has a probabilistic interpretation. According to this principle documents are ranked by a probability p(Rel| d, q), where Rel denotes the event of a document d being relevant to a query q. Robertson called this principle the probability ranking principle .
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