NIST Special Publication:
SP 500-277

The Seventeenth Text REtrieval Conference
(TREC 2008) Proceedings

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Table of Contents

  • alphabetically, by track
  • alphabetically, by organization

    Overview Papers

    1. PDF file Overview of the TREC 2008 Blog Track
      I. Ounis, C. Macdonald, University of Glasgow
      I. Soboroff, NIST

    2. PDF file Overview of the TREC 2008 Enterprise Track
      K. Balog, University of Amsterdam
      I. Soboroff, NIST
      P. Thomas, CSIRO
      P. Bailey, N. Craswell, Microsoft
      A. de Vries, CWI

    3. PD
F fileOverview of the TREC 2008 Legal Track
      D. W. Oard, University of Maryland, College Park
      B. Hedin, H5
      S. Tomlinson, Open Text Corporation
      J. R. Baron, National Archives and Records Administration

    4. PDF file Million Query Track 2008 Overview
      J. Allan, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
      J. A. Aslam, V. Pavlu, E. Kanoulas, Northeastern University
      B. Carterette, University of Delaware

    5. PDF file Relevance Feedback Track Overview: TREC 2008
      C. Buckley, Sabir Research
      S. Robertson, Microsoft

      Other Papers

    6. PDF file PRIS in TREC 2008 Blog Track
      H. He, B. Chen, L. Du, S. Li, H. Gao, W. Xu, J. Guo, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

    7. PDF file Incorporating Relevance and Psuedo-relevance Feedback in the Markov Random Field Model
      M. Lease, Brown University

    8. PDF file Research on Enterprise Track of TREC 2008
      H. Shen, L. Wang, W. Bi, Y. Liu. X. Cheng, Chinese Academy of Sciences

    9. PDF file Document and Query Expansion Models for Blog Distillation
      J. Arguello, J.L. Elsas, C. Yoo, J. Callan, J.G. Carbonell, Carnegie Mellon University
    10. PDF file Extending Relevance Model for Relevance Feedback
      L. Zhao, C. Liang, J. Callan, Carnegie Mellon University

    11. PDF file CNIPA, FUB and University of Rome "Tor Vergata" at TREC 2008 Legal Track
      G. Amati, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni (FUB)
      M. Bianchi, M. Draoli, Italian National Centre for ICT in the Public Adminstrations (CNIPA)
      A. Celi, University of L'Aquila
      G. Gambosi, G. Stilo, University of Rome "Tor Vergata"

    12. PDF file DUTIR at TREC 2008 Blog Track
      J. Chen, W. Guo, F. Pan, F. Chang, R. Song, H. Lin, Dalian University of Technology

    13. PDF file DUTIR at TREC 2008 Relevance Feedback Track
      X. Sun, Y. Lin, H. Lin, Z. Yang, Dalian University of Technology

    14. PDF file DCU at the TREC 2008 Blog Track
      A. Bermingham, A. Smeaton, J. Foster, D. Hogan, Dublin City University

    15. PDF file FUB, IASI-CNR and University of Tor Vergata at TREC 2008 Blog Track
      G. Amati, G. Amodeo, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni
      M. Bianchi, C. Gaibisso, Instituto di Analisi dei Sistemi ed Informatica
      G. Gambosi, University of Tor Vergata

    16. PDF file FUB at TREC 2008 Relevance Feedback Track:
      Extending Rocchio with Distributional Term Analysis

      A. Bernardini, C. Carpineto, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni

    17. PDF file Using Role Determination and Expert Mining in the Enterprise Environment
      J. Yao, J. Xu, J. Niu, Fudan University

    18. PDF file H5 at TREC 2008 Legal Interactive:
      User Modeling, Assessment & Measurement

      C. Hogan, D. Brassil, S.M. Rugani, Esq., J. Reinhart, M. Gerber, T. Jade, H5

    19. PDF file Evaluating a Novel Kind of Retrieval Models Based on Relevance Decision Making in a Relevance Feedback Environment
      H.C. Wu, K.F. Dang, R.W.P. Luk, G. Ngai, Y. Li, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
      J. Allan, University of Massachusetts
      K.L. Kwok, City University of New York
      K.F. Wong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

    20. PDF file IIT Kharagpur at TREC 2008 Blog Track
      R. Anil, S. Sarkar, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

    21. PDF file WIDIT in TREC 2008 Blog Track: Leveraging Multiple Sources of Opinion Evidence
      K. Yang, Indiana University

    22. PDF file Weighted PageRank: Cluster-Related Weights
      D. Nemirovsky, St. Petersburg State University and INRIA Sophia Antipolis
      K. Avrachenkov, INRIA Sophia Antipolis

    23. PDF file A Hybrid Method for Opinion finding Task
      (KUNLP at TREC 2008 Blog Track)

      L. Hoang, S.-W. Lee, G. Hong, J.-Y. Lee, H.-C. Rim, Korea University

    24. PDF file DERI at TREC 2008 Enterprise Search Track
      R. Cummins, C. O'Riordan, National University of Ireland, Galway

    25. PDF file Experiments with the Negotiated Boolean Queries of the TREC 2008 Legal Track
      S. Tomlinson, Open Text Corporation

    26. PDF file KLE at TREC 2008 Blog Track: Blog Post and Feed Retrieval
      Y. Lee, S.-H. Na, J. Kim, S.-H. Nam, H.-Y. Jung, J.-H. Lee, Pohang University of Science and Technology

    27. PDF file RMIT University at TREC 2008: Enterprise Track
      M. Wu, F. Scholer, S. Garcia, RMIT University

    28. PDF file RMIT University at TREC 2008: Legal Track
      Y. Zhang, F. Scholer, A. Turpin, RMIT University

    29. PDF file RMIT University at TREC 2008: Relevance Feedback Track
      Y. Tsegay, F. Scholer, S. Puglisi, RMIT University

    30. PDF file Word Importance Discrimination Using Context Information
      D. Nemirovsky, V. Dobrynin, INRIA Sophia Antipolis and St. Petersburg State University

    31. PDF file TREC 2008 at the University at Buffalo:
      Legal and Blog Track

      J. Wang, Y. Sun, O. Mukhtar, R. Srihari, The State University of New York at Buffalo

    32. PDF file Polarity Classification of Blog TREC 2008 Data with a Geodesic Kernel
      S. Raaijmakers, W. Kraaij, TNO Information and Communication Technology

    33. PDF file THUIR at TREC 2008: Blog Track
      T. Zhu, M. Zhang, Y. Liu, S. Ma, Tsinghua University

    34. PDF file THUIR at TREC 2008: Enterprise Track
      Y. Xue, T. Zhu, G. Hua, M. Zhang, Y. Liu, S. Ma, Tsinghua University

    35. PDF file THUIR at TREC 2008: Relevance Feedback Track
      B. Zhou, Q. Fang, R. Cen, M. Zhang, Y. Liu, S. Ma, Tsinghua University

    36. PDF file Distributed Multi-search and Resource Selection for the TREC Million Query Track
      C. Fallen, G. Newby, University of Alaska Fairbanks
      K. McCormick, Mount Holyoke College

    37. PDF file External Query Expansion in the Blogosphere
      W. Weerkamp, M. de Rijke, University of Amsterdam

    38. PDF file Combining Candidate and Document Models for Expert Search
      K. Balog, M. de Rijke, University of Amsterdam

    39. PDF file Incorporating Non-Relevance Information in the Estimation of Query Models
      E. Meij, W. Weerkamp, J. He, M. de Rijke, University of Amsterdam

    40. PDF file Where to Stop Reading a Ranked List?
      A. Arampatzis, J. Kamps, University of Amsterdam

    41. PDF file The Impact of Positive, Negative and Topical Relevance Feedback
      R. Kapstein, J. Kamps, University of Amsterdam
      D. Hiemstra, University of Twente

    42. PDF file Universities of Avignon and Lyon III at TREC 2008: Enterprise Track
      E. SanJuan, N. Flavier, P. Bellot, University of Avignon
      F. Ibekwe-SanJan, University of Lyon

    43. PDF file The University College London at TREC 2008 Enterprise Track
      J. Zhu, University College London

    44. PDF file University of Glasgow at TREC 2008:
      Experiments in Blog, Enterprise, and Relevance Feedback Tracks with Terrier

      B. He, C. Macdonald, I. Ounis, J. Peng, R.L.T. Santos, University of Glasgow

    45. PDF file UIC at TREC 208 Blog Track
      L. Jia, C. Yu, W. Zhang, University of Illinois at Chicago

    46. PDF file A Study of Adaptive Relevance Feedback--
      UIUC TREC 2008 Relevance Feedback Experiments

      Y. Lv, C.X. Zhai, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    47. PDF file University of Iowa at TREC 2008 Legal and Relevance Feedback Tracks
      B. Almquist, Y. Mejova, V. Ha-Thuc, P. Srinivasan, The University of Iowa

    48. PDF file University of Lugano at TREC 2008 Blog Track
      S. Gerani, M. Keikha, M. Carman, R. Gwadera, F. Crestani, University of Lugano
      D. Taibi, visiting University of Lugano from University of Insubria, Como, Italy

    49. PDF file UMass at TREC 2008 Blog Distillation Task
      J. Seo, W.B. Croft, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    50. PDF file Query Expansion for Noisy Legal Documents
      L. Wang, D.W. Oard, University of Maryland, College Park

    51. PDF file UniNE at TREC 2008: Fact and Opinion Retrieval in the Blogsphere
      C. Fautsch, J. Savoy, University of Neuchatel

    52. PDF file Pitt@TREC08: An Initial Study of Collaborative Information Behavior in E-Discovery
      Z. Yue, J. Walker, Y.-L. Lin, D. He, University of Pittsburgh

    53. PDF file FEUP at TREC 2008 Blog Track: Using Temporal Evidence for Ranking and Feed Distillation
      S. Nunes, C. Ribeiro, G. David, Universidade do Porto

    54. PDF file UTDallas at TREC 2008 Blog Track
      B. Li, F. Liu, Y. Liu, University of Texas at Dallas

    55. PDF file University of Twente at the TREC 2008 Enterprise Track:
      Using the Global Web as an Expertise Evidence Source

      P. Serdyukov, R. Aly, D. Hiermstra, University of Twente

    56. PDF file MultiText Legal Experiments at TREC 2008
      T.R. Lynam, G.V. Cormack, University of Waterloo

    57. PDF file University of Waterloo at TREC 2008 Blog Track
      O. Vechtomova, University of Waterloo

    58. PDF file Distributed EDLSI, BM25, and Power Norm at TREC 2008
      A. Kontostathis, Ursinus College
      A. Lilly, R.J. Spiteri, University of Saskatchewan

    59. PDF file CSIR at TREC 2008 Expert Search Task:
      Modeling Expert Evidence in Expertise Retrieval

      J. Jiang, W. Lu, Wuhan University
      H. Zhao, Drexel University

    60. PDF file Blind Relevance Feedback with Wikipedia: Enterprise Track
      Y. Peng, Yahoo! Labs
      M. Mao, SAP Research

    61. PDF file York University at TREC 2008: Blog Track
      M. Kovacevic, X. Huang, York University

      Appendix

    TREC 2008 System Descriptions

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