Concept based document retrieval for genomics literature

Rudolf Berend Trieschnigg, Wessel Kraaij, Martijn Schuemie

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The 2006 TREC Genomics evaluation focuses on document, passage and aspect retrieval in the genomics domain. The Erasmus Medical Center, TNO and University of Twente collaborated on an approach combining concept tagging (named entity recognition) and information retrieval based on language models. Experiments carried out on the 2004 and 2006 collections show that the system based on a concept index could not outperform the baseline system based on words. Further investigation has to show why the index based on concepts performs poor.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Fifteenth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2006) Proceedings
EditorsE.M Voorhees, L.P. Buckland
Place of PublicationGaithersburg
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2006
EventFifteenth Text REtrieval Conference, TREC-15 2006 - Gaithersburg, United States
Duration: 14 Nov 200617 Nov 2006
Conference number: 15

Publication series

NameNIST Special Publication
PublisherNational Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
VolumeSP 500


ConferenceFifteenth Text REtrieval Conference, TREC-15 2006
Abbreviated titleTREC
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • EWI-8274
  • IR-66653
  • METIS-237651


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