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Overview of the TREC 2004 Terabyte Track

Charles L. A. Clarke, Nick Craswell, Ian Soboroff
2004 Text Retrieval Conference  
For TREC 2004, our first year, 50 new adhoc topics were created and evaluated over a a 426GB collection of 25 million documents taken from the .gov Web domain.  ...  The Terabyte Track explores how adhoc retrieval and evaluation techniques can scale to terabyte-sized collections.  ...  recall on very large collections.  ... 
dblp:conf/trec/ClarkeCS04 fatcat:2fg52rqebjholffdurxjaa3z6i

Review of Methods in TREC from 1992 to 2014

Kalpana Khandale, Maheshkumar B., C. Namrata
2016 International Journal of Computer Applications  
This paper describes the overview of Text Retrieval conferences (TRECs) from 1992 (TREC-1) to 2014 (TREC-23).  ...  The Text REtrieval Conferences (TRECs) are a series of workshops that encourage research in information retrieval from realistic applications by providing large test collections, uniform scoring procedures  ...  In 1991 NIST has made a very large test collection and proposed to make it public to the research community.  ... 
doi:10.5120/ijca2016907938 fatcat:ibtvcqhmbjcv7jjs4vgz7y2ium

Overview of TREC 2007

Ellen M. Voorhees
2007 Text Retrieval Conference  
My thanks to the coordinators who make the variety of different tasks addressed in TREC possible.  ...  Acknowledgements The track summaries in section 3 are based on the track overview papers authored by the track coordinators.  ...  A new track called the million query track investigated techniques for building fair retrieval test collections for very large corpora.  ... 
dblp:conf/trec/Voorhees07 fatcat:amjy53u3rfby7nt5ay4cq2hvty

Further reflections on TREC

Karen Sparck Jones
2000 Information Processing & Management  
The paper reviews the TREC Programme up to TREC-6 (1997), considering the test results, the substantive ®ndings for IR that follow and the lessons TREC oers for IR evaluation.  ...  The paper focuses on the ad hoc retrieval task, with discussion of other test tracks as appropriate.  ...  TREC.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0306-4573(99)00044-8 fatcat:lqrad3oravfsxkzahlpj3afmea

FEUP at TREC 2008 Blog Track: Using Temporal Evidence for Ranking and Feed Distillation

Sérgio Nunes, Cristina Ribeiro, Gabriel David
2008 Text Retrieval Conference  
This paper presents the participation of FEUP, from University of Porto, in the TREC 2008 Blog Track.  ...  Our approach was focused on the use of the temporal information available in the TREC Blog06 collection. For the baseline adhoc retrieval task a simple temporal sort was evaluated.  ...  The Blog Track uses the TREC Blog06 [8] collection, a large sample of documents crawled from the blogosphere.  ... 
dblp:conf/trec/NunesRD08 fatcat:jy2gazk3ljbjznyqkp6sbdhmye

TREC: An overview

Donna K. Harman, Ellen M. Voorhees
2007 Annual Review of Information Science and Technology  
In this paper we provide an overview of the TREC 2017 OpenSearch track.  ...  The OpenSearch track provides researchers the opportunity to have their retrieval approaches evaluated in a live setting with real users.  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to thank Anne Schuth and Peter Dekker for their help in developing and setting up the infrastructure for TREC OpenSearch.  ... 
doi:10.1002/aris.1440400111 fatcat:mkxft5upr5bkbbb3bf4qd2xnou

Overview of the TREC 2005 Robust Retrieval Track

Ellen M. Voorhees
2005 Text Retrieval Conference  
On collection size and retrieval effectiveness. Information Retrieval, 6(1):99–105, 2003. [3] Ellen M. Voorhees. Overview of the TREC 2004 robust retrieval track.  ...  Overview of the TREC 2005 Robust Retrieval Track Ellen M.  ... 
dblp:conf/trec/Voorhees05a fatcat:xriell77pfgdzjuk5st4ho4siq

Overview of the TREC 2006

Ellen M. Voorhees
2006 Text Retrieval Conference  
Acknowledgements Special thanks to the track coordinators who make the variety of different tasks addressed in TREC possible.  ...  The track summaries in section 3 are based on the track overview papers authored by the coordinators.  ...  The details of the evaluation methodology used in a particular track are described in the track's overview paper. TREC 2006 Tracks TREC's track structure was begun in TREC-3 (1994).  ... 
dblp:conf/trec/Voorhees06 fatcat:5olfha4lxvcqbahxz7rl6bldha

Overview of TREC 2002

Ellen M. Voorhees
2002 Text Retrieval Conference  
A known-item search is similar to an ad hoc search but the target of the search is a particular document (or a small set of documents) that the searcher knows to exist in the collection and wants to find  ...  retrieval system's response to an ad hoc search is generally a list of documents ranked by decreasing similarity to the query.  ...  Acknowledgements Special thanks to the track coordinators who make the variety of different tasks addressed in TREC possible.  ... 
dblp:conf/trec/Voorhees02 fatcat:e4ox3d6ravhcnn72wxsoez63v4

Indri TREC Notebook 2006: Lessons Learned From Three Terabyte Tracks

Donald Metzler, Trevor Strohman, W. Bruce Croft
2006 Text Retrieval Conference  
This report describes the lessons learned using the Indri search system during the 2004-2006 TREC Terabyte Tracks.  ...  We provide an overview of Indri, and, for the ad hoc and named page finding tasks, discuss our general approach to the problem, what worked, what did not work, and what could possibly work in the future  ...  Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are the author's and do not necessarily reflect those of the sponsor.  ... 
dblp:conf/trec/MetzlerSC06 fatcat:6xnjr64xszh5fpv6qd2lrohtoi

The Development and Evolution of TREC and DUC

Donna Harman
2002 NTCIR Conference on Evaluation of Information Access Technologies  
The Text REtrieval Conference (TREC) has been running for 11 years now, with 93 participants in the last round of evaluation.  ...  This paper chronicles the changes in TREC over that time, emphasizing the evolution in the tasks that were evaluated rather than discussing the results of the specific evaluations.  ...  Evolution of the Very Large Corpus (VLC) and Web tracks The VLC track was started in TREC-6 by the Australian National University (ANU) to explore how well retrieval algorithms scale to larger document  ... 
dblp:conf/ntcir/Harman02 fatcat:vepvpz66l5arnmp35ktqgebiry

Overview of the TREC 2004 Robust Track

Ellen M. Voorhees
2004 Text Retrieval Conference  
The 2004 edition of the track used 250 topics and required systems to rank the topics by predicted difficulty.  ...  The robust retrieval track explores methods for improving the consistency of retrieval technology by focusing on poorly performing topics.  ...  Acknowledgements Steve Robertson and Chris Buckley were instrumental in the development of the geometric MAP measure.  ... 
dblp:conf/trec/Voorhees04b fatcat:lgieyufezjbkxku2rssbmiimzu

The TREC experiments and their impact on Europe

Alan F. Smeaton, Donna Harman
1997 Journal of information science  
In this paper we present an overview of TREC, the way it operates and the specialist "tracks" it supports.  ...  What makes TREC notable in IR research is that the document collections used are huge compared to previous ones and the groups participating in this collaborative evaluation represent a who is who of IR  ...  This paper presents an overview of the TREC conferences, a series of annual benchmarking exercises on large text collections, where the effectivenesses of different approaches to indexing and retrieval  ... 
doi:10.1177/016555159702300208 fatcat:5tionsnxuvcg3fn7wto4rtgyfe

Overview of the TREC 2009 Web Track

Charles L. A. Clarke, Nick Craswell, Ian Soboroff
2009 Text Retrieval Conference  
The TREC Web Track explores and evaluates Web retrieval technologies. Currently, the Web Track conducts experiments using the new billion-page ClueWeb09 collection 1 .  ...  The track used the new ClueWeb09 dataset as its document collection.  ...  Table 1 : 1 Participation in the TREC 2009 Web track.  ... 
dblp:conf/trec/ClarkeCS09 fatcat:lfdtm5ylsjawnf2cwcw2pmntyq

The TREC experiments and their impact on Europe

A. F. Smeaton, D. Harman
1997 Journal of information science  
In this paper we present an overview of TREC, the way it operates and the specialist "tracks" it supports.  ...  What makes TREC notable in IR research is that the document collections used are huge compared to previous ones and the groups participating in this collaborative evaluation represent a who is who of IR  ...  This paper presents an overview of the TREC conferences, a series of annual benchmarking exercises on large text collections, where the effectivenesses of different approaches to indexing and retrieval  ... 
doi:10.1177/016555159702300302 fatcat:k237c67jznhfjfrnn63bfzgloq
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