Title: AN EVALUATION OF TURKISH RETRIEVAL PERFORMANCE OF POPULAR SEARCH ENGINES FOR INTERNET AND IMAGE SEARCH BY USING COMMON LISTS

Year of Publication: Jul - 2013
Page Numbers: 148-153
Authors: Burak Tokgöz, Zeynep Nur Özçılnak, Çağla Çınar, Mustafa Tarcan Yalun, Yıltan Bitirim
Conference Name: The Third International Conference on Digital Information and Communication Technology and its Applications (DICTAP2013)
- Czech Republic

Abstract:


In this paper, Internet search and image search performances of the popular search engines Google, Yahoo, Yandex, and Bing were investigated by using twenty four Turkish queries from eight categories. These queries were run on each search engine for each of four consecutive weeks and mean weighted precision ratios of the engines were calculated by using common lists. This was done for Internet search and image search separately. For both Internet search and image search, Yahoo was the best search engine based on the average of mean weighted precision ratios, followed by Bing, Google, and Yandex, respectively. Internet search performances of Google and Yandex were better than their image search performances. On the other hand, image search performances of Bing and Yahoo were better except for the fourth week.