TNO/UT at TREC-9: How Different are Web Documents?

Wessel Kraaij, T.H.W. Westerveld

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    Although at first sight, the web track might seem a copy of the ad hoc track, we discovered that some small adjustments had to be made to our systems to run the web evaluation. As we expected, the basic language model based IR model worked effectively on this data. Blind feedback methods however, seem less effective on web data. We also experimented with rescoring the documents based on several algorithms that exploit link information. These methods yielded no positive result.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th Text Retrieval Conference, TREC-9
    EditorsE.M Voorhees, D.K. Harman
    Place of PublicationGaithersburg, MD, USA
    PublisherNational Institute of Standards and Technology
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Sept 2001
    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)
    VolumeSP 500


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


    • METIS-203478
    • IR-76396

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