Organization Application
to use the

TREC Information-Retrieval Text Research Collections


The ____________________________________, an organization of approximately ____________people engaging in research and development of natural-language-processing, information-retrieval or document-understanding systems, which is a part of:

Corporation/Partnership/Legal Entity ____________________________
Official mail address __________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
Telephone _____________________________________
Facsimile _____________________________________
Email __________________________________________
apply(ies) to use the information designated as the TREC Information-Retrieval Text Research Collection subject to the following understandings, terms and conditions. These understandings, terms and conditions apply equally to all or to part of the information.


Permitted Uses
  1. The information may only be used for research and development of natural-language-processing, information-retrieval or document-understanding systems.
  2. Summaries, analyses and interpretations of the linguistic properties of the information may be derived and published, provided it is not possible to reconstruct the information from these summaries.
  3. Small excerpts of the information may be displayed to others or published in a scientific or technical context, solely for the purpose of describing the research and development and related issues. Any such use shall not infringe on the rights of any third party including, but limited to, the authors and publishers of the excerpts.
Access to the Information by Individuals
  1. Access to the information by an individual person is to be controlled by that person's organization. The organization may only grant access to people working under its control, i.e., its own members, consultants to the organization, or individuals providing service to the organization.
  2. Individuals may be allowed access to the information only after completion and submission of the Individual Application form. The access is to be terminated when the conditions of the application no longer apply. The organization will retain the applications of all persons ever granted access to the information and make them available upon request to any of the copyright holders and to the institution or agency holding this completed application.
  3. The organization will maintain and post a list of people with current and recently-terminated access to the information.
  4. An individual with access may only display the information to or share the information with persons whom his organization lists as having access to the information.
Copyright
  1. The copyright holders retain ownership and reserve all rights pertaining to the use and distribution of the information.
  2. Except as specifically permitted above and as necessary to use and maintain the integrity of the information on computers used by the organization; the display, reproduction, transmission, distribution or publication of the information is prohibited. Violations of the copyright restrictions on the information may result in legal liability.
  3. Copyright holders of the information contained in the Information-Retrieval Text Research Collection include:
    • Financial Times material, copyright 1988-1990, 1992-1994 Financial Times Limited;
    • Foreign Broadcast Information Service material, copyright 1994;
    • Los Angeles Times material, copyright Los Angeles Times 1989-1990;
    • Content provided by Wisers Information Limited, includes:
      • Takongpao material, copyright 1998-1999
      • Hong Kong Commercial Daily, copyright 1998-1999
      • Hong Kong Daily News, copyright 1998-1999;
    • and other parties as their respective interests appear.
By the Organization:

Signature_________________________________

Date ________________________________

Name (please print) ______________________________

Title ___________________________


Accepted by NIST:

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Date ________________________________

Name (please print) ______________________________

Title ___________________________


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Last updated: Monday, 04-Feb-2008 14:32:36 EST
Date created: Tuesday, 01-Aug-00
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