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Publication Citation: Evaluating Real-Time Search over Tweets

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Author(s): Ian M. Soboroff; Dean P. McCullough; Jimmy Lin; Craig Macdonald; Iadh Ounis; Richard McCreadie;
Title: Evaluating Real-Time Search over Tweets
Published: December 10, 2012
Abstract: Twitter offers a phenomenal platform for the social sharing of information. We describe new resources that have been created in the context of the Text Retrieval Conference (TREC) to support the academic study of Twitter as a real-time information source. We formalize an information seeking task,real-time search,and offer a methodology for measuring system effectiveness. At the TREC 2011 Microblog Track, 58 research groups participated in the first ever evaluation of this task. We present data from the effort to illustrate and support our methodology.
Conference: same
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM 2012)
Pages: pp. 579 - 582
Location: Dublin, -1
Dates: June 4-6, 2012
Keywords: microblog search, social media, text retrieval conference
Research Areas: Information Technology, Information Delivery Systems, Data Mining
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