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TREC 2020 News Track Overview



Ian Soboroff, Shudong Huang, Donna Harman


The News track focuses on information retrieval in the service of help- ing people read the news. In 2018, in cooperation with the Washington Post1, we released a new collection of nearly 600,000 news articles, and crafted two tasks related to how news is presented on the web: background linking and entity ranking. For 2020, we added more documents to the collection and retired the entity ranking task in favor of a new wikification task.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 1266
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information retrieval, news


Soboroff, I. , Huang, S. and Harman, D. (2021), TREC 2020 News Track Overview, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed July 14, 2024)


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Created May 21, 2021, Updated November 29, 2022