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Information Technology: The Fifth Text REtrieval Conference [TREC-5]



Ellen M. Voorhees, Donna K. Harman


This paper serves as an introduction to the research described in the remainder of the proceedings. It defines the common retrieval tasks performed in TREC-5, the test collections used, and the evaluation methodology. The overview of the retrieval results summarizes the main themes learned from the experiments.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 500-238
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information retrieval, search engines


Voorhees, E. and Harman, D. (1997), Information Technology: The Fifth Text REtrieval Conference [TREC-5], Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created November 1, 1997, Updated October 16, 2008