International Virtual Observatory Alliance
The purpose of this document is to describe possible probabilistic scoring methods for database query results. The IVOA Simple Spectrum Access Protocol [SSA IF] introduces the concept of a scoring mechanism to rank matching records by relevance. The intention is to provide guidelines for design and implementation without tying it closely to a specific VO protocol.
Ranking Query Result Sets
IVOA Note 01 September 2006
- Interest/Working Group:
- not applicable
- Markus Dolensky, Bruno Rino
- Markus Dolensky
This is an IVOA Note expressing suggestions from and opinions of the authors.
It is intended to share best practices, possible approaches, or other perspectives on interoperability with the Virtual Observatory. It should not be referenced or otherwise interpreted as a standard specification.