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Challenges of Mathematical Information Retrieval in the NTCIR-11 Math Wikipedia Task

Published

Author(s)

Howard S. Cohl, Abdou S. Youssef, Moritz Schubotz

Abstract

Mathematical Information Retrieval concerns retrieving information related to a particular mathematical concept. The NTCIR-11 Math Task develops an evaluation test collection for document sections retrieval of scientific articles based on human generated topics. Those topics involve a combination of formula patterns and keywords. In addition, the optional Wikipedia Task provides a test collection for retrieval of individual mathematical formula from Wikipedia based on search topics that contain exactly one formula pattern. We developed a framework for automatic query generation and immediate evaluation. This paper discusses our dataset preparation, topic generation and evaluation methods, and summarizes the approaches of the participants, with a special focus on the Wikipedia Task.
Conference Dates
August 9-13, 2015
Conference Location
Santiago
Conference Title
The 38th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference

Keywords

evaluation, test collections, other applications, digital libraries, IR data, structured data, XML

Citation

Cohl, H. , Youssef, A. and Schubotz, M. (2015), Challenges of Mathematical Information Retrieval in the NTCIR-11 Math Wikipedia Task, The 38th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference, Santiago, -1, [online], https://doi.org/10.1145/2766462.2767787 (Accessed April 12, 2024)
Created August 8, 2015, Updated October 6, 2020