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Below are titles of collections that are, or have been, used for TREC purposes. The organizations supplying data to NIST have either provided it free of charge, or for a fee. It is critical to our continued good relationship with these organizations that we properly protect its use. The data is copyrighted, and also has commercial value as data, so we must be careful to use it only for research purposes rather than for its informational uses. Additional information on using these collections can be obtained from the TREC Program Manager.

Note that these volumes contain only documents and their respective Document-Type-Definition (DTD) files. Topics and relevance assessments are available at http://trec.nist.gov/data.html.

Text Research Collection Volume 1, Revised March 1994
Collection includes material from the Wall Street Journal (1987, 1988, 1989), the Federal Register (1989), Associated Press (1989), Department of Energy abstracts, and Information from the Computer Select disks (1989, 1990) copyrighted by Ziff-Davis. Material is available from the Linguistic Data Consortium.
Text Research Collection Volume 2, Revised March 1994
Collection includes material from the Wall Street Journal (1990, 1991, 1992), the Federal Register (1988), Associated Press (1988) and Information from the Computer Select disks (1989, 1990) copyrighted by Ziff-Davis. Material is available from the Linguistic Data Consortium.
Text Research Collection Volume 3, Revised March 1994
Collection includes material from the San Jose Mercury News (1991), the Associated Press (1990), U.S. Patents (1983-1991), and Information from the Computer Select disks (1991, 1992) copyrighted by Ziff-Davis. Material is available from the Linguistic Data Consortium.
Text Research Collection Volume 4, May 1996
Collection includes material from the Financial Times Limited (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994), the Congressional Record of the 103rd Congress (1993), and the Federal Register (1994). Material is available from NIST Standard Reference Data Products.
Text Research Collection Volume 5, April 1997
Collection includes material from the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (1996) and the Los Angeles Times (1989, 1990). Material is available from NIST Standard Reference Data Products.
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