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Overview of the TREC-2005 Enterprise Track



Nick Craswell, Arjen P. Vries, Ian Soboroff


The goal of the enterprise track it to conduct experiments with enterprise data-- intranet pages, email archives, document repositories -- that reflect the experiences of real users in real organizations. Such that, for example, an email ranking technique that is effective here would be a good choice for deployment in a real multi-user email search application. This involves both understanding user needs in enterprise search and development of appropriate information retrieval techniques. The enterprise track began this year as the successor to the web track, and this is reflected in the tasks and measures. While the track takes much of its inspiration from the web track, the foci are on search at the enterprise scale, incorporating non-web data and discovering relationships between entities in the organization.
Conference Location
Conference Title
Text Retrieval Conference (TREC)


email search, enterprise search, expert finding, information retrieval, search evaluation, test collections


Craswell, N. , Vries, A. and Soboroff, I. (2006), Overview of the TREC-2005 Enterprise Track, Text Retrieval Conference (TREC), , USA, [online], (Accessed July 17, 2024)


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Created October 15, 2006, Updated October 12, 2021