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The Eleventh Text Retrieval Conference (TREC 2002)



Ellen M. Voorhees


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 summarizes the conference including the basics of how TREC is organized, summaries of 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


Voorhees, E. (2003), The Eleventh Text Retrieval Conference (TREC 2002), Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 24, 2024)
Created April 1, 2003, Updated November 10, 2018