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Overview of the TREC-2010 Blog Track



Ian M. Soboroff, Iadh Ounis, Craig Macdonald


The Blog track aims to investigate the information seeking behavior in the blogosphere. The track was initiated in 2006, and has used an incremental approach in tackling several search tasks by their level of difficulty. In TREC 2010, the track has investigated two main search tasks: • Faceted blog distillation: A blog search task where systems aim to retrieve bloggers (i.e. RSS feeds) that have a recurring and central interest in a topic X [6], and which also satisfy a number of facets (or attributes), representing the nature or the quality of the sought blogs (e.g. opinionated, factual). • Top stories identification: A task that addresses news-related issues on the blogosphere, namely investigating whether the blogosphere can be leveraged to identify the top news stories of a given day in a real-time fashion. The task has also a search diversity flavor, where for a given story, a representative set of blog posts discussing the story from various perspectives is shown to the user.
Proceedings of the Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2010)


blog search, information retrieval


Soboroff, I. , Ounis, I. and Macdonald, C. (2012), Overview of the TREC-2010 Blog Track, Proceedings of the Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2010), [online], (Accessed June 18, 2024)


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Created August 15, 2012, Updated February 19, 2017