Overview of the TREC 2014 Federated Web Search Track

Thomas Demeester, Rudolf Berend Trieschnigg, Dong-Phuong Nguyen, Ke Zhou, Djoerd Hiemstra

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The TREC Federated Web Search track facilitates research in topics related to federated web search, by providing a large realistic data collection sampled from a multitude of online search engines. The FedWeb 2013 challenges of Resource Selection and Results Merging challenges are again included in FedWeb 2014, and we additionally introduced the task of vertical selection. Other new aspects are the required link between the Resource Selection and Results Merging, and the importance of diversity in the merged results. After an overview of the new data collection and relevance judgments, the individual participants’ results for the tasks are introduced, analyzed, and compared.
Original languageUndefined
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014
EventTwenty-third Text REtrieval Conference, TREC-23 2014 - Gaithersburg, United States
Duration: 18 Nov 201421 Nov 2014
Conference number: 23


ConferenceTwenty-third Text REtrieval Conference, TREC-23 2014
Abbreviated titleTREC
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • EWI-26700
  • IR-99457

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