Twitter offers a phenomenal platform for the social sharing of information. We describe new resources that have been created in the context of the Text Retrieval Conference (TREC) to support the academic study of Twitter as a real-time information source. We formalize an information seeking taskreal-time searchand offer a methodology for measuring system effectiveness. At the TREC 2011 Microblog Track, 58 research groups participated in the first ever evaluation of this task. We present data from the effort to illustrate and support our methodology.
Proceedings Title: Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM 2012)
Conference Dates: June 4-6, 2012
Conference Location: Dublin, -1
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Pub Type: Conferences
microblog search, social media, text retrieval conference