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Overview of the TREC 2011 Microblog Track



Ian M. Soboroff, Iadh Ounis, Craig Macdonald, Jimmy Lin


The Microblog track examines search tasks and evaluation methodologies for information seeking behaviors in microblogging environments such as Twitter. It was first introduced in 2011, addressing a real-time adhoc search task, whereby the user wishes to see the most recent but relevant information to the query. In particular, systems should respond to a query by providing a list of relevant tweets ordered from newest to oldest, starting from the time the query was issued.
OTHER - 500-296
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information retrieval, TREC, microblogs


Soboroff, I. , Ounis, I. , Macdonald, C. and Lin, J. (2013), Overview of the TREC 2011 Microblog Track, Other, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 24, 2024)
Created August 15, 2013, Updated February 19, 2017