The Mirror DBMS at TREC-9

A.P. de Vries

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The Mirror DBMS is a prototype database system especially designed for multimedia and web retrieval. From a database perspective, this year's purpose has been to check whether we can get suffcient effciency on the larger data set used in TREC-9. From an IR perspective, the experiments are limited to rather primitive web-retrieval, teaching us that web-retrieval is (un?-)fortunately not just retrieving text from a different data source. We report on some limited (and disappointing) experiments in an attempt to benefit from the manually assigned data in the metatags. We further discuss observations with respect to the effectiveness of title-only topics.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 9)
EditorsE.M Voorhees, D.K. Harman
Place of PublicationGaithersburg, Maryland, USA
PublisherNational Institute of Standards and Technology
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)not assigned
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2000
EventNinth Text REtrieval Conference, TREC-9 2000 - Gaithersburg, United States
Duration: 13 Nov 200016 Nov 2000
Conference number: 9

Publication series

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


ConferenceNinth Text REtrieval Conference, TREC-9 2000
Abbreviated titleTREC
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • EWI-7362
  • IR-66473
  • METIS-119426

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