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Retrieval Group

We work with industry, academia and other government agencies to promote the use of more effective and efficient techniques for manipulating (largely) unstructured textual information.

The group facilitates retrieval research involving large, unstructured text files by providing test collections and organizing the TREC conference and its proceedings. We continue to create new test collections, focusing mainly on collections to support specific information retrieval sub-tasks such as cross-language retrieval and multimedia retrieval. We also develop better evaluation methodology for information access, including improved evaluation measures for comparing systems using test collections and new evaluation measures for interactive searching and browsing operations.


 

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Publications

V3C -- a Research Video Collection

Author(s)
George M. Awad, Asad A. Butt, Luca Rossetto, Heiko Schuldt
With the widespread use of smartphones as recording devices and the massive growth in bandwidth, the number and volume of video collections has increased

Using Replicates in Information Retrieval Evaluation

Author(s)
Ellen M. Voorhees, Daniel V. Samarov, Ian M. Soboroff
This paper explores a method for more accurately estimating the main effect of the system in a typical test-collection-based evaluation of information retrieval

Event Nugget and Event Coreference Annotation

Author(s)
Zhiyi Song, Ann Bies, Stephanie Strassel, Teruko Mitamura, Hoa T. Dang, Joe Ellis, Sue Holm, Yakari Yamakawa
In this paper, we describe the event nugget annotation created in support of the pilot Event Nugget Detection evaluation in 2014 and in support of the Event

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