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The Robert Gordon University at the Opinion Retrieval Task of the 2007 TREC Blog Track

Rahman Mukras, Nirmalie Wiratunga, Robert Lothian
2007 Text Retrieval Conference  
The Robert Gordon University (RGU) participated in the Opinion Retrieval Task of the Trec 2007 Blog Track.  ...  At the core of the system we developed is a set of training documents labeled with respect to opinion.  ...  The outcome of the four train-classify sessions formed the basis of four of the runs that we submitted to Trec. The fifth run was based on plain relevance retrieval.  ... 
dblp:conf/trec/MukrasWL07 fatcat:53bs57e5xrboninncfuhka4kby

Fusing manual and machine feedback in biomedical domain

Jainisha Sankhavara, Fenny Thakrar, Prasenjit Majumder, Shamayeeta Sarkar
2014 Text Retrieval Conference  
For our participation in CDS task of TREC, our first objective was to obtain efficient biomedical document retrieval. We focused on fusing manual and machine feedback runs.  ...  Also, the categories 'diagnosis' and 'treatment' are giving good results compared to 'test'. iii (http://dtd.nlm.nih.gov/book/tag-library/n-tk72.html)  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to specially thank IRLab DAIICT to provide the useful resources. We would also like to convey our regards to the TREC team for organizing the CDS Track.  ... 
dblp:conf/trec/SankhavaraTMS14 fatcat:6n4hikqlmzfqnpkpryzkw5by7q

UMD_CLIP: Using Relevance Feedback to Find Diverse Documents for TREC Dynamic Domain 2017

Kristine Rogers, Douglas W. Oard
2017 Text Retrieval Conference  
The University of Maryland's participation in TREC's 2017 Dynamic Domain track focused on two types of experiments: adding new terms from passages judged as being relevant, and exclusion of terms from  ...  The best results for iterative multi-step retrieval were obtained by restricting retrieval to documents that contained all topic terms, and then ranking those documents using terms extracted from known  ...  Figure 3 is a chart drawn from the TREC-DD results at the time of the conference.  ... 
dblp:conf/trec/RogersO17 fatcat:txsx6avpkbdwtdv6bhfkkrtzhi

ICTNET at TREC 2019 Complex Answer Retrieval Track

Hongfei Ren, Ruibin Xiong, Yutao Zeng, Jiangui Chen, Yinqiong Cai, Haoquan Jiang
2019 Text Retrieval Conference  
Model Description Overview We participate in the Complex Answer Retrieval(CAR) track at TREC 2019. We applied several useful models in this work.  ...  In the re-ranking, we submitted 5 different runs which use 5 different models, include BM25, DRMMTKS, Bert-DRMMTKS, Bert-ConvKNRM and Bert-ConvKNRM-50, to try to get the best result.  ...  Introduction The goal of the TREC 2019 Complex Answer Retrieval is decribed as following: given a outline of a page (may be the title or hierarchical section headings), then we retrieve a ranking paragraphs  ... 
dblp:conf/trec/RenXZCCJ19 fatcat:imiosi5qlvhsdnjzj4ahp3hrqe

The HAIRCUT System at TREC-9

Paul McNamee, James Mayfield, Christine D. Piatko
2000 Text Retrieval Conference  
Overview The Hopkins Automated Information Retriever for Combing Unstructured Text (HAIRCUT) is a research IR system developed at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL).  ...  [1] , examined the relative merits of 1-, 2-, and 3-grams (as well as several other methods of indexing) using the TREC-5 Chinese collection.  ...  Due to time constraints we were unable to make use of the TREC-5/6 training data and thus we entered the task relatively unprepared.  ... 
dblp:conf/trec/McNameeMP00 fatcat:mkpayhdhknhgjejbq7ljkiv5tq

The TREC-2001 Cross-Language Information Retrieval Track: Searching Arabic Using English, French or Arabic Queries

Fredric C. Gey, Douglas W. Oard
2001 Text Retrieval Conference  
Ten groups participated in the TREC-2001 cross-language information retrieval track, which focussed on retrieving Arabic language documents based on 25 queries that were originally prepared in English.  ...  On average, forty percent of the relevant documents discovered by a participating team were found by no other team, a higher rate than normally observed at TREC.  ...  and insights along the way, and to Kareem Darwish for his comments on an earlier version of this paper.  ... 
dblp:conf/trec/GeyO01 fatcat:cwkg2mal3zgrpewhdtyo333tea

The Text REtrieval Conferences (TRECs)

Donna Harman
1996 Proceedings of a workshop on held at Vienna, Virginia May 6-8, 1996 -  
Acknowledgments The authors gratefully acknowledge the continued support of the TREC conferences by the Intelligent Systems Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.  ...  Thanks also go to the TREC program committee and the staff at NIST. The TREC tracks could not happen without the efforts of the track coordinators; our special thanks to them.  ...  INTRODUCTION Phase III of the TIPSTER project included three workshops for evaluating document detection (information retrieval) projects: the fifth, sixth and seventh Text REtrieval Conferences (TRECs  ... 
doi:10.3115/1119018.1119026 dblp:conf/tipster/Harman96 fatcat:wjklhj3nwnenfkfxben2756yla

The Text REtrieval Conferences (TRECs)

Donna Harman
1996 Proceedings of a workshop on held at Vienna, Virginia May 6-8, 1996 -  
Acknowledgments The authors gratefully acknowledge the continued support of the TREC conferences by the Intelligent Systems Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.  ...  Thanks also go to the TREC program committee and the staff at NIST. The TREC tracks could not happen without the efforts of the track coordinators; our special thanks to them.  ...  INTRODUCTION Phase III of the TIPSTER project included three workshops for evaluating document detection (information retrieval) projects: the fifth, sixth and seventh Text REtrieval Conferences (TRECs  ... 
doi:10.3115/1119018.1119070 dblp:conf/tipster/Harman96a fatcat:bxx2gy23cbeenn5ryxedzg3ixe

The text retrieval conferences (TRECS)

Ellen M. Voorhees, Donna Harman
1996 Proceedings of a workshop on held at Baltimore, Maryland October 13-15, 1998 -  
Acknowledgments The authors gratefully acknowledge the continued support of the TREC conferences by the Intelligent Systems Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.  ...  Thanks also go to the TREC program committee and the staff at NIST. The TREC tracks could not happen without the efforts of the track coordinators; our special thanks to them.  ...  INTRODUCTION Phase III of the TIPSTER project included three workshops for evaluating document detection (information retrieval) projects: the fifth, sixth and seventh Text REtrieval Conferences (TRECs  ... 
doi:10.3115/1119089.1119127 dblp:conf/tipster/VoorheesH98 fatcat:yo3fnbp2tffqzfjhndiwd4zsre

Question Answering Systems: Analysis and Survey

Eman Mohamed Nabil Alkholy, Mohamed Hassan Haggag, Amal Aboutabl
2018 International Journal of Computer Science & Engineering Survey  
,that can be used to provide responses for the questions being asked by the user based on certain facts or rules stored in the knowledge base it can generate answers of questions asked in natural , so  ...  this survey paper provides an overview on what Question-Answering is and its system ,as well as the previous related research with respect to approaches that were followed.  ...  of research in open domain question answering from unstructured data sources, and that lead to question-answering evaluations as a recent success started as part of the Text Retrieval Conference (TREC)  ... 
doi:10.5121/ijcses.2018.9601 fatcat:idiboompuvgpbk2ld2z5vpl4ca

UTD HLTRI at TREC 2017: Precision Medicine Track

Travis R. Goodwin, Michael A. Skinner, Sanda M. Harabagiu
2017 Text Retrieval Conference  
In this paper, we describe the system designed for the TREC 2017 Precision Medicine track by the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) Human Language Technology Research Institute (HLTRI).  ...  retrieved documents be within the domain of precision medicine and that retrieved documents have a focus on treatment.  ...  The 2017 Text REtrieval Conference (TREC) Precision Medicine Track aims to address the important clinical challenge of providing useful precision-medicine related information to clinicians treating patients  ... 
dblp:conf/trec/GoodwinSH17 fatcat:kfkl65zgh5euzne6yzqvdoutru

Designing retrieval models to contrast precision-driven ad hoc search vs. recall-driven treatment extraction in Precision Medicine

Déborah Caucheteur, Emilie Pasche, Julien Gobeill, Anaïs Mottaz, Luc Mottin, Patrick Ruch
2019 Text Retrieval Conference  
The TREC 2019 Precision Medicine Track repeats the general structure and evaluation of the 2018 track.  ...  After judging, for almost half of the topics, a minimum of 50% of the documents retrieved are relevant, up to 90% for 10 of the 38 topics provided.  ...  Acknowledgments This experiment has been supported by the Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN) and BioMedIT fundings (see https://svip.ch/ ) and partially supported by the MyHealthMyData project  ... 
dblp:conf/trec/CaucheteurPGMMR19 fatcat:y57sgvoyazaahkwdn7wgmtp6wi

TREC 2003 QA at BBN: Answering Definitional Questions

Jinxi Xu, Ana Licuanan, Ralph M. Weischedel
2003 Text Retrieval Conference  
Fifth, all kernel facts were ranked by their type and their similarity to the profile of the question.  ...  Various linguistic and extraction tools were used to analyze the retrieved texts and to extract various types of kernel facts from which the answer to the question is generated.  ... 
dblp:conf/trec/XuLW03 fatcat:yfzgrr5mgvc43kqwerwi5le4du

10 Weeks to TREC: STIRS Siena's Twitter Information Retrieval System

Sharon Gower Small, Darren Lim, Karl Appel, Denis Kalic, Matthew Kemmer, David Purcell, Carl Tompkins, Chan Tran
2011 Text Retrieval Conference  
NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) has added a microblog retrieval track to TREC (Text REtrieval Conference) for the first time in 2011.  ...  NIST has selected Twitter as the source of microblog data.  ...  Section 2, 3, & 4 below will give a detailed description of each of the three TMs. Section 5 of this paper will give a high level overview of the entire STIRS system.  ... 
dblp:conf/trec/SmallLAKKPTT11 fatcat:brmwfrva5nbyjbhn255mfvslly

The need for metrics in visual information analysis

Nancy Miller, Beth Hetzler, Grant Nakamura, Paul Whitney
1997 Proceedings of the 1997 workshop on New paradigms in information visualization and manipulation - NPIV '97  
The TIPSTER Text Program has ushered in truly major advances in document detection and information extraction through the Text Retrieval Conferences (TREC) and Message Understanding Conferences (MUC),  ...  of text.  ... 
doi:10.1145/275519.275523 dblp:conf/cikm/MillerHNW97 fatcat:bet322yk2va3ble7dpsiuxewfa
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