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The Retrieval Group of the Information Access Division works with industry, academia and other government agencies to promote the use of more effective and efficient techniques for manipulating (largely) unstructured textual information, especially the browsing, searching, and presentation of that information.
Activities (grouped into 4 major areas):
Content-Based Access to Unstructured Information—This project uses community evaluations to build the infrastructure required to evaluate system effectiveness on information access tasks. In particular, the project includes the annual TREC, …