Stephen Robertson

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Stephen RobertsonName: Stephen Robertson

Born: Unknown

Computer-related contributions

  • British computer scientist who is known for work on information retrieval and inverse document frequency.
  • Research interests are in theories and models for information retrieval (specifically probabilistic models) and the design and evaluation of IR systems.
  • Much of his work has contributed to the Microsoft search engine Bing.

Significant publications

  • Introduction to special issue on the second international conference on the theory of information retrieval (2011).
  • Modeling score distributions in information retrieval (2011).
  • On the choice of effectiveness measures for learning to rank (2010).
  • On the history of evaluation in IR (2008).