Report on the TREC-8 Experiment: Searching on the Web and in Distributed Collections

Jacques Savoy, Justin Picard
1999 Text Retrieval Conference  
The Internet paradigm permits information searches to be made across wide-area networks where information is contained in web pages and/or whole document collections such as digital libraries. These new distributed information environments reveal new and challenging problems for the IR community. Consequently, in this TREC experiment we investigated two questions related to information searches on the web or in digital libraries: (1) an analysis of the impact of hyperlinks in improving
more » ... performance, and (2) a study of techniques useful in selecting more appropriate text databases (database selection problem encountered when faced with multiple collections), including an evaluation of certain merging strategies effective in producing, single, ranked lists to be presented to the user (database merging problem).
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