Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Overview of the TREC 2002 Novelty Track



Donna K. Harman


The novelty track was a new track in TREC-11. The basic task was as follows: given a TREC topic and an ordered list of relevant documents (ordered by relevance ranking), find the relevant and novel sentences that should be returned to the user from this set. There were 13 groups that participated in this new task.


duplicate detection, information retrieval, passage retrieval, TREC


Harman, D. (2003), Overview of the TREC 2002 Novelty Track, Other, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed May 24, 2024)


If you have any questions about this publication or are having problems accessing it, please contact

Created April 1, 2003, Updated November 8, 2016