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Information Technology: The Sixth Text Retrieval Conference (TREC-6)



Ellen M. Voorhees, Donna K. Harman


This paper provides an overview of the Sixth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC-6) held in Gaithersburg, Maryland, November 19-21, 1997. TREC-6 is the latest in a series of workshops designed to foster research in text retrieval. The paper describes the tasks that were performed in TREC-6, summarizes the results of the main tasks, and reports on initial plans for TREC-7.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 500-240
Report Number


information retrieval, search engine, text retrieval, TREC


Voorhees, E. and Harman, D. (1998), Information Technology: The Sixth Text Retrieval Conference (TREC-6), Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed March 3, 2024)
Created August 1, 1998, Updated October 16, 2008