Paper: Overview Of TREC-1

ACL ID H93-1012
Title Overview Of TREC-1
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 1993
  • Donna Harman (National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg MD)

The goal of the conference was to bring research groups together to discuss their work on a new large test collection. tion. There was a large variety of retrieval techniques reported on, including methods using automatic thesaurii, sophisticated term weighting, natural language techniques, relevance feedback, and advanced pattern matching. ing. As results had been run through a common evaluation package, groups were able to compare the effectiveness of different techniques, and discuss how differences among the systems affected performance. 1. INTRODUCTION There is a long history of experimentation in information retrieval. Research started with experiments in indexing languages, such as the Cranfield I tests [1], and has continued with over 30 years of experimentation with the retrieval ...