NIST Special Publication:
SP 500-261

The Thirteenth Text Retrieval Conference
(TREC 2004)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS


PAPERS

Proceedings Papers

  1. postscript file postscript file Overview of TREC 2004,
    E.M. Voorhees, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

  2. postscript file postscript file TREC 2004 Genomics Track Overview,
    W.R. Hersh, R.T. Bhuptiraju, L. Ross, A.M. Cohen, D.F. Kraemer, Oregon Health & Science University
    P. Johnson, Biogen Idec Corporation

  3. postscript file postscript file HARD Track Overview in TREC 2004
    High Accuracy Retrieval from Documents
    ,
    J.Allan, University of Massachusetts Amherst

  4. postscript file postscript file Overview of the TREC 2004 Novelty Track,
    I. Soboroff, NIST

  5. postscript file postscript file Overview of the TREC 2004 Question Answering Track,
    E.M. Voorhees, NIST

  6. postscript file postscript file Overview of the TREC 2004 Robust Track,
    E.M. Voorhees, NIST

  7. postscript file postscript file Overview of the TREC 2004 Terabyte Track,
    C. Clarke, University of Waterloo
    N. Craswell, Microsoft Research
    I. Soboroff, National Institute of Standards and Technology

  8. postscript file postscript file Overview of the TREC 2004 Web Track,
    N. Craswell, MSR Cambridge
    D. Hawking, CSIRO

  9. postscript file Phrasal Queries with LingPipe and Lucene: Ad Hoc Genomics Text Retrieval,
    B. Carpenter, Alias-i, Inc.

  10. postscript file postscript file Experiments with Web QA System and TREC 2004 Questions,
    D. Roussinov, Y. Ding, J.A. Robles-Flores, Arizona State University

  11. postscript file Categorization of Genomics Text Based on Decision Rules,
    R. Guillen, California State University San Marcos

  12. postscript file postscript file Initial Results with Structured Queries and Language Models on Half a Terabyte of Text,
    K. Collins-Thompson, P. Ogilvie, J. Callan, Carnegie Mellon University

  13. postscript file postscript file Experiments in TREC 2004 Novelty Track at CAS-ICT,
    H.-P. Zhang, H.-B. Xu, S. Bai, B. Wang, X.-Q. Cheng, Chinese Academy of Sciences

  14. postscript file postscript file TREC 2004 Web Track Experiments at CAS-ICT,
    Z. Zhou, Y. Guo, B. Wang, X. Cheng, H. Xu, G. Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences

  15. postscript file postscript file NLPR at TREC 2004: Robust Experiments,
    J. Xu, J. Zhao, B. Xu, Chinese Academy of Science

  16. postscript file postscript file ISCAS at TREC 2004: HARD Track,
    L. Sun, J. Zhang, Y. Sun, Chinese Academy of Sciences

  17. postscript file postscript file TREC 2004 HARD Track Experiments in Clustering,
    D.A. Evans, J. Bennett, J. Montgomery, V. Sheftel, D.A. Hull, J.G. Shanahan, Clairvoyance Corporation

  18. postscript file Evolving XML and Dictionary Strategies for Question Answering and Novelty Tasks,
    K.C. Litkowski, CL Research

  19. postscript file postscript file Columbia University in the Novelty Track at TREC 2004,
    B. Schiffman, K.R. McKeown, Columbia University

  20. postscript file postscript file Concept Extraction and Synonymy Management for Biomedical Information Retrieval,
    C. Crangle, A. Zbyslaw, ConverSpeech LLC
    M. Cherry, E. Hong, Stanford University

  21. postscript file postscript file DalTREC 2004: Question Answering Using Regular Expression Rewriting,
    V. Keselj, A. Cox, Dalhousie University, Halifax

  22. postscript file postscript file Experiments in Terabyte Searching, Genomic Retrieval and Novelty Detection for TREC 2004,
    S. Blott, F. Camous, P. Ferguson, G. Gaughan, C. Gurrin, J.G.F. Jones, N. Murphy,
    N. O'Connor, A.F. Smeaton, P. Wilkins, Dublin City University
    O. Boydell, B. Smyth, University College Dublin

  23. postscript file postscript file Amberfish at the TREC 2004 Terabyte Track,
    N. Nassar, Etymon Systems

  24. postscript file postscript file Fondazione Ugo Bordoni at TREC 2004,
    G. Amati, C. Carpineto, G. Romano, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni

  25. postscript file postscript file FDUQA on TREC 2004 QA Track,
    L. Wu, X. Huang, L. You, Z. Zhang, X. Li, Y. Zhou, Fudan University

  26. postscript file postscript file The GUC Goes to TREC 2004: Using Whole or Partial Documents for Retrieval and Classification in the Genomics Track,
    K. Darwish, A. Madkour, The German University in Cairo

  27. postscript file postscript file The Hong Kong Polytechnic University at the TREC 2004 Robust Track,
    D.Y. Wang, R.W.P. Luk, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    K.F. Wong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  28. postscript file postscript file Robust, Web and Terabyte Retrieval with Hummingbird SearchServer at TREC 2004,
    S. Tomlinson, Hummingbird

  29. postscript file postscript file Juru at TREC 2004: Experiments with Prediction of Query Difficulty,
    E. Yom-Tov, S. Fine, D. Carmel, A. Darlow, E. Amitay, IBM Haifa Research Labs

  30. postscript file postscript file IBM's PIQUANT II in TREC 2004,
    J. Chu-Carroll, K. Czuba, J. Prager, A. Ittycheriah, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
    S. Blair-Goldensohn, Columbia University

  31. postscript file postscript file A Hidden Markov Model for the TREC Novelty Task,
    J.M. Conroy, IDA/CCS

  32. postscript file postscript file IIT at TREC 2004 Standard Retrieval Models Over Partitioned Indices for the Terabyte Track,
    J. Heard, O. Frieder, D. Grossman, Illinois Institute of Technology

  33. postscript file postscript file WIDIT in TREC 2004 Genomics, Hard, Robust and Web Tracks,
    K. Yang, N. Yu, A. Wead, G. La Rowe, Y.-H. Li, C. Friend, Y. Lee, Indiana University

  34. postscript file postscript file TREC 2004 Genomics Track Experiments at IUB,
    K. Seki, J.C. Costello, V.R. Singan, J. Mostafa, Indiana University Bloomington

  35. postscript file TREC Novelty Track at IRIT-SIG,
    T. Dkaki, Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT) and Universite Toulouse le Mirail
    J. Mothe, Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT) and Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maitres Midi-Pyrenees

  36. postscript file postscript file Combining Linguistic Processing and Web Mining for Question Answering: ITC-irst at TREC 2004,
    H. Tanev, M. Kouylekov, B. Magnini, ITC-irst

  37. postscript file postscript file JHU/APL at TREC 2004:
    Robust and Terabyte Tracks
    ,
    C. Piatko, J. Mayfield, P. McNamee, S. Cost, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

  38. postscript file Korea University Question Answering System at TREC 2004,
    K.-S. Han, H. Chung, S.-B. Kim, Y.-I. Song, J.-Y. Lee, H.-C. Rim, Korea University

  39. postscript file postscript file Novel Approaches in Text Information Retrieval
    Experiments in the Web Track of TREC 2004
    ,
    M. Farah, D. Vanderpooten, Lamsade, University of Paris Dauphine

  40. postscript file postscript file LexiClone Inc. and NIST TREC,
    I. Geller, LexiClone

  41. postscript file postscript file AnswerFinder at TREC 2004,
    D. Molla, M. Gardiner, Macquarie University

  42. postscript file postscript file Meiji University Web, Novelty and Genomic Track Experiments,
    T. Tomiyama, K. Karoji, T. Kondo, Y. Kakuta, T. Takagi, Meiji University

  43. postscript file postscript file Microsoft Research Asia at Web Track and Terabyte Track of TREC 2004,
    R. Song, J.-R. Wen, S. Shi, G. Xin, T.-Y. Liu, T. Qin, X. Zheng, J. Zhang, G. Xue, W.-Y. Ma, Microsoft Research Asia

  44. postscript file postscript file Microsoft Cambridge at TREC 13: Web and Hard Tracks,
    H. Zaragoza, N. Craswell, M. Taylor, S. Saria, S. Robertson, Microsoft Research Ltd.

  45. postscript file postscript file Answering Multiple Questions on a Topic From Heterogeneous Resources,
    B. Katz, M. Bilotti, S. Felshin, A. Fernandes, W. Hildebrandt, R. Katzir, J. Lin, D. Loreto, G. Marton, F. Mora, O. Uzuner, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

  46. postscript file postscript file Experience of Using SVM for the Triage Task in TREC 2004 Genomics Track,
    D. Zhang, W.S. Lee, National University of Singapore

  47. postscript file postscript file Knowledge-Intensive and Statistical Approaches to the Retrieval and Annotation of Genomics MEDLINE Citations,
    A.R. Aronson, D. Demmer, S.H. Humphrey, N.C. Ide, W. Kim, R.R. Loane, J.G. Mork, L.H. Smith, L.K. Tanabe, W.J. Wilbur, N. Xie, National Library of Medicine
    D. Demner, University of Maryland, College Park
    H. Liu, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

  48. postscript file postscript file Identifying Relevant Full-Text Articles for GO Annotation Without MeSH Terms,
    C. Lee, W.-J. Hou, H.-H. Chen, National Taiwan University

  49. postscript file postscript file Similarity Computation in Novelty Detection and Biomedical Text Categorization,
    M.-F. Tsai, M.-H. Hus, H.-H. Chen, National Taiwan University

  50. postscript file postscript file National University of Singapore at the TREC 13 Question Answering Main Task,
    H. Cui, K. Li, R. Sun, T.-S. Chua, M.-Y. Kan, National University of Singapore

  51. postscript file postscript file Feature Generation, Feature Selection, Classifiers, and Conceptual Drift for Biomedical Document Triage,
    A.M. Cohen, R.T. Bhupatiraju, W.R. Hersh, Oregon Health & Science University

  52. postscript file postscript file Revisiting Again Document Length Hypotheses TREC 2004 Genomics Track Experiments at Patolis,
    S. Fujita, Patolis Corporation

  53. postscript file postscript file Part-of-Speech Sense Matrix Model Experiments in the TREC 2004 Robust Track at ICL, PKU,
    B. Swen, X-Q. Lu, H.-Y. Zan, Q. Su, Z.-G. Lai, K. Xiang, J.-H. Hu, Peking University, Beijing

  54. postscript file postscript file TREC 2004 Robust Track Experiments Using PIRCS,
    K.L. Kwok, L. Grunfeld, H.L. Sun, P. Deng, Queens College, CUNY

  55. postscript file postscript file RMIT University at TREC 2004,
    B. Billerbeck, A. Cannane, A. Chattaraj, N. Lester, W. Webber, H.E. Williams, J. Yiannis, J. Zobel, RMIT University

  56. postscript file postscript file The Robert Gordon University's HARD Track Experiments at TREC 2004,
    D.J. Harper, G. Muresan, B. Liu, I. Koychev, D. Wettschereck, N. Wiratunga, The Robert Gordon University

  57. postscript file postscript file Rutgers' HARD Track Experiences at TREC 2004,
    N.J. Belkin, I. Chaleva, M. Cole, Y.-L. Li, L. Liu, Y.-H. Liu, G. Muresan, C.L. Smith, Y. Sun, X.-J. Yuan, X.-M. Zhang, Rutgers University

  58. postscript file postscript file DIMACS at the TREC 2004 Genomics Track,
    A. Dayanik, D. Fradkin, A. Genkin, P. Kantor, D. Madigan, Rutgers University DIMACS
    D. D. Lewis, David D. Lewis Consulting
    V. Menkov, Aqsaqal Enterprises

  59. postscript file postscript file Question Answering by Searching Large Corpora With Linguistic Methods,
    M. Kaisser, T. Becker, Saarland University/DFKI GmbH

  60. postscript file postscript file SJTU at TREC 2004: Web Track Experiments,
    Y. Lu, J. Hu, F. Ma, Shanghai Jiaotong University

  61. postscript file postscript file UB at TREC 13: Genomics Track,
    M.E. Ruiz, State University of New York at Buffalo
    M. Srikanth, Language Computer Corporation
    R. Srihari, Cedar/Buffalo

  62. postscript file postscript file Information Needs and Automatic Queries,
    R.M. Tong, Tarragon Consulting Corporation

  63. postscript file postscript file MeSH Based Feedback, Concept Recognition and Stacked Classification for Curation Tasks,
    W. Kraaij, S. Raaijmakers, TNO-TPD
    M. Weeber, R. Jelier, Erasmus Medical Center

  64. postscript file postscript file THUIR at TREC 2004: Genomics Track,
    J.Li, X. Zhang, M. Zhang, X. Zhu, Tsinghua University

  65. postscript file postscript file Improved Feature Selection and Redundance Computing--
    THUIR at TREC 2004 Novelty Track
    ,
    L. Ru, L. Zhao, M. Zhang, S. Ma, Tsinghua University

  66. postscript file postscript file THUIR at TREC 2004: QA,
    W. Tan, Q. Chen, S. Ma, Tsinghua University

  67. postscript file postscript file Using Normal PC to Index and Retrieval Terabyte Document--THUIR at TREC 2004 Terabyte Track,
    Y. Jn, W. Qi, M. Zhang, S. Ma, Tsinghua University

  68. postscript file postscript file Finding "Abstract Fields" of Web Pages and Query Specific Retrieval--
    THUIR at TREC 2004 Web Track
    ,
    Y. Liu, C. Wang, M. Zhang, S. Ma, Tsinghua University

  69. postscript file postscript file Question Answering with QACTIS at TREC 2004,
    P. Schone, T. Bassi, A. Kulman, U.S. Department of Defense
    G. Ciany, Dragon Development Corporation
    P. McNamee, J. Mayfield, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab

  70. postscript file postscript file Towards Grid-Based Information Retrieval,
    G.B. Newby, University of Alaska Fairbanks

  71. postscript file postscript file Using Wikipedia at the TREC QA Track,
    D. Ahn, V. Jijkoun, G. Mishne, K. Muller, M. de Rijke, S. Schloback, University of Amsterdam

  72. postscript file Language Models for Searching in Web Corpora,
    J. Kamps, G. Mishne, M. de Rijke, University of Amsterdam

  73. postscript file postscript file BioText Team Experiments for the TREC 2004 Genomics Track,
    P.I. Nakov, A.S. Schwartz, E. Stoica, M.A. Hearst, University of California Berkeley

  74. postscript file postscript file University of Chicago at TREC 2004: HARD Track,
    G.-A. Levow, University of Chicago

  75. postscript file postscript file TREC Genomics 2004,
    G. Sinclair, B. Webber, University of Edinburgh

  76. postscript file postscript file Question Answering with QED and Wee at TREC 2004,
    K. Ahn, J. Bos, S. Clark, T. Dalmas, J.L. Leidner, M.B. Smillie, B. Webber, University of Edinburgh
    J.R. Curran, University of Sydney

  77. postscript file postscript file University of Glasgow at TREC 2004:
    Experiments in Web, Robust, and Terabyte Tracks with Terrier
    ,
    V. Plachouras, B. He, I. Ounis, University of Glasgow

  78. postscript file postscript file Report on the TREC 2004 Experiment: Genomics Track,
    P. Ruch, C. Chichester, G. Cohen, F. Ehrler, P. Fabry, J. Marty, H. Muller, A. Geissbuhler, University Hospital of Geneva

  79. postscript file postscript file UIC at TREC 2004: Robust Track,
    S. Liu, C. Sun, C. Yu, University of Illinois at Chicago

  80. postscript file postscript file UIUC in HARD 2004--Passage Retrieval Using HMMs,
    J. Jiang, C.X. Zhai, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  81. postscript file postscript file Novelty, Question Answering and Genomics: The University of Iowa Response,
    D. Eichmann, Y. Zhang, S. Bradshaw, X. Ying Qiu, L. Zhou, P. Srinivasan, A. Kumar Sehgal, H. Wong, The University of Iowa

  82. postscript file postscript file University of Lethbridge's Participation in TREC 2004 QA Track,
    Y. Chali, S. Dubien, University of Lethbridge

  83. postscript file postscript file Question Answering Using the DLT System at TREC 2004,
    R.F.E. Sutcliffe, I. Gabbay, K. White, A. O'Gorman, M. Mulcahy, University of Limerick

  84. postscript file postscript file UMass at TREC 2004: Novelty and HARD,
    N. Abdul-Jaleel, J. Allan, W.B. Croft, F. Diaz, L. Larkey, X. Li, M.D. Smucker, C. Wade, University of Massachusetts

  85. postscript file postscript file Indri at TREC 2004: Terabyte Track,
    D. Metzler, T. Strohman, H. Turtle, W.B. Croft, University of Massachusetts

  86. postscript file postscript file Improving Passage Retrieval Using Interactive Elicition and Statistical Modeling,
    D. He, D. Demner-Fushman, D.W. Oard, University of Maryland College Park
    D. Karakow, S. Khudanpur, Johns Hopkins University

  87. postscript file postscript file Melbourne University 2004: Terabyte and Web Tracks,
    V.N. Anh, A. Moffat, The University of Melbourne

  88. postscript file postscript file The University of Michigan in Novelty 2004,
    G. Erkan, University of Michigan

  89. postscript file postscript file University of North Carolina's HARD Track Experiments at TREC 2004,
    D. Kelly, V. Deepak Dollu, X. Fu, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  90. postscript file postscript file UNT at TREC 2004: Question Answering Combining Multiple Evidences,
    J. Chen, G. He, Y. Wu, S. Jiang, University of North Texas

  91. postscript file postscript file Expanding Queries Using Stems and Symbols,
    M. Bacchin, M. Melucci, University of Padova

  92. postscript file postscript file From the Texts to the Contexts They Contain: A Chain of Linguistic Treatments,
    A. Amrani, ESIEA Recherche
    J. Aze, T. Heitz, Y. Kodratoff, M. Roche, LRI-Universite Paris-Sud

  93. postscript file postscript file TALP-QA System at TREC 2004: Structural and Hierarchical Relaxation Over Semantic Constraints,
    D. Ferres, S. Kanaan, E. Gonzalez, A. Ageno, H. Rodriguez, M. Surdeanu, J. Turmo, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, TALP Research Center

  94. postscript file postscript file Using Clustering and Blade Clusters in the Terabyte Task,
    G. Attardi, A. Esuli, C. Patel, Universita di Pisa, Italy

  95. postscript file postscript file ISI Novelty Track System for TREC 2004,
    S.-M. Kim, D. Ravichandran, E. Hovy, University of Southern California, ISI

  96. postscript file postscript file Sheffield University and the TREC 2004 Genomics Track:
    Query Expansion Using Synonymous Terms
    ,
    Y. Guo, H. Harkema, R. Gaizauskas, University of Sheffield

  97. postscript file postscript file The University of Sheffield's TREC 2004 QA Experiments,
    R. Gaizauskas, M.A. Greenwood, M. Hepple, I. Roberts, H. Saggion, University of Sheffield

  98. postscript file postscript file TREC 2004 Genomics Track Experiments at UTA:
    The Effects of Primary Keys, Bigram Phrases and Query Expansion on Retrieval Performance
    ,
    A. Pirkola, University of Tampere (UTA)

  99. postscript file postscript file Conceptual Language Models for Context-Aware Text Retrieval,
    H. Rode, D. Hiemstra, University of Twente

  100. postscript file postscript file Bangor at TREC 2004: Question Answering Track,
    T. Clifton, W. Teahan, University of Wales Bangor

  101. postscript file postscript file Approaches to High Accuracy Retrieval:
    Phrase-Based Search Experiments in the HARD Track
    ,
    O. Vechtomova, University of Waterloo
    M. Karamuftuoglu, Bilkent University

  102. postscript file postscript file Domain-Specific Synonym Expansion and Validation for Biomedical Information Retrieval (MultiText Experiments for TREC 2004),
    S. Buttcher, C.L.A. Clarke, G.V. Cormack, University of Waterloo

  103. postscript file postscript file Exploiting Zone Information, Syntactic Rules, and Informative Terms in Gene Ontology Annotation of Biomedical Documents,
    B. Settles, M. Craven, University of Wisconsin, Madison

  104. postscript file postscript file Can We Get A Better Retrieval Function From Machine?,
    W. Fan, W. Xi, E.A. Fox, Virginia Tech
    L. Wang, University of Michigan

  105. postscript file postscript file York University at TREC 2004: HARD and Genomics Tracks,
    X. Huang, Y.R. Huang, M. Zhong, M. Wen, York University

    Appendix

    TREC 2004 System Descriptions


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