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The Eleventh Text REtrieval Conference (TREC-11)



Ellen M. Voorhees, Donna K. Harman


The Eleventh Text Retrieval Conference was held in Gaithersburg, Maryland, November 19-22, 2002. TREC 2002 is the latest in a series of workshops designed to foster research in information retrieval and related tasks. This year's conference consisted of seven different tasks: cross-language retrieval, filtering, interactive retrieval, novelty detection, question answering, content-based access to video, and Web-based retrieval. The overview paper describes the basics of how TREC is organized, summarizes the main results of each of the TREC 2002 tasks, and reports on initial plans for TREC 2003.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 500-251
Report Number


information retrieval, search engines, text retrieval, TREC


Voorhees, E. and Harman, D. (2003), The Eleventh Text REtrieval Conference (TREC-11), Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed July 17, 2024)


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Created May 1, 2003, Updated October 16, 2008