On TREC Blog Track

author: Ian Soboroff, NIST - National Institute of Standards and Technology
author: Craig Macdonald, Department of Computing Science, University of Glasgow
author: Iadh Ounis, Department of Computing Science, University of Glasgow
published: May 26, 2008,   recorded: April 2008,   views: 6449

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Comment1 MM, May 27, 2008 at 3:48 p.m.:

The corpus needed to participate on the Blog track is *very* expensive.
So, contrary to what the speaker said, participating in this track requires a significant investment. See: http://ir.dcs.gla.ac.uk/test_collecti...

Comment2 Brian M., May 27, 2008 at 3:51 p.m.:

Yes, 800$ is not a "nominal fee" as suggested by the speaker!

Comment3 Ian, May 29, 2008 at 4:38 p.m.:

Yes, indeed, the document collection itself is not free. It's also nontrivial to gather and took some grad students a number of months to pull it together. The collection price supports grad student stipends and other research efforts... I don't think U. Glasgow makes a profit on it. I wish all data could be free, too, but alas.

However, all the topics and relevance judgments, and also the search outputs of all the systems that participate in TREC, are available for free from http://trec.nist.gov/.

Comment4 Saad, June 19, 2008 at 2:03 a.m.:

Where to find its slides?

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