NIST Special Publication:
SP 500-278

The Eighteenth Text REtrieval Conference
(TREC 2009) Proceedings

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Table of Contents

  • alphabetically, by track
  • alphabetically, by organization

    Overview Papers

    1. PDF file Overview of the TREC 2009 Blog Track
      C. Macdonald, I. Ounis, University of Glasgow
      I. Soboroff, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

    2. PDF file Overview of the TREC 2009 Chemical IR Track
      M. Lupu, F. Piroi, J. Tait, Information Retrieval Facility (IRF)
      J. Huang, York University
      J. Zhu, University College London

    3. PDF file Overview of the TREC 2009 Entity Track
      K. Balog, University of Amsterdam
      A. de Vries, CWI
      P. Serdyukov, TU Delft
      P. Thomas, CSIRO
      T. Westerveld, Teezir

    4. PDF file Overview of the TREC 2009 Legal Track
      B. Hedin, H5
      S. Tomlinson, Open Text Corporation
      J. R. Baron, National Archives and Records Administration
      D. W. Oard, University of Maryland, College Park

    5. PDF file Million Query Track 2009 Overview
      B. Carterette, H. Fang, University of Delaware
      V. Pavlu, Northeastern University
      E. Kanoulas, University of Sheffield

    6. PDF file Overview of the TREC 2009 Web Track
      C.L.A. Clarke, University of Waterloo
      N. Craswell, Microsoft
      I. Soboroff

  • Other Papers

    1. PDF file Backstop LLP and Cleary Gottlied Steen & Hamilton LLP at TREC Legal Track 2009
      B. Ellis Fein, B.L. Merrell, F. Eli Nelson

    2. PDF file BIT at TREC 2009 Faceted Blog Distillation Task
      P. Jiang, Q. Yang, C. Zhang, Z. Niu, Beijing Institute of Technology

    3. PDF file Experiments on Related Entity Finding Track at TREC 2009
      Q. Yang, P. Jiang, C. Zhang, Z. Niu, Beijing Institute of Technology

    4. PDF file A Study of Faceted Blog Distillation--PRIS at TREC 2009 Blog Track
      S. Li, H. Gao, H. Sun, F. Chen, O. Feng, S. Gao, H. Zhang, X. Li, C. Tan, W. Xu, G. Chen, J. Guo, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

    5. PDF file PRIS at 2009 Relevance Feedback Track: Experiments in Language Model for Relevance Feedback
      S. Li, X. Li, H. Zhang, S. Gao, G. Chen, J. Guo, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

    6. PDF file BUPT at TREC 2009: Entity Track
      Z. Wang, D. Liu. W. Xu, G. Chen, J. Guo, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

    7. PDF file CMIC@TREC 2009: Relevance Feedback Track
      K. Darwish, A. El-Deeb, Cairo Microsoft Innovation Center (CMIC)

    8. PDF file Formulating Simple Structured Queries Using Temporal and Distributional Cues in Patents
      L. Zhao, J. Callan, Carnegie Mellon University

    9. PDF file Pairwise Document Classification for Relevance Feedback
      J.L. Elsas, P. Donmez, J. Callan, J.G. Carbonell, Carnegie Mellon University

    10. PDF file ICTNET at Blog Track TREC 2009
      X. Xu, Y. Liu, H. Xu, X. Yu, L. Song, F.Guan, Z. Peng, X. Cheng, Chinese Academy of Sciences

    11. PDF file A Novel Framework for Related Entities Finding: ICTNET at TREC 2009 Entity Track
      H. Zhai, X. Cheng, J. Guo, H. XU, Y. Liu, Chinese Academy of Sciences

    12. PDF file ICTNET at Web Track 2009 Ad-hoc Task
      F. Guan, X. Yu, Z. Peng, H. Xu, Y. Liu, L. Song, Chinese Academy of Sciences

    13. PDF file ICTNET at Web Track 2009 Diversity Track
      W. Bi, X. Yu, Y. Liu, F. Guan, Z. Peng, H. Xu, X. Cheng, Chinese Academy of Sciences

    14. PDF file Clearwell Systems at TREC 2009 Legal Interactive
      V. Rangan, M. Jiang, Clearwell Systems, Inc.

    15. PDF file DUTIR at TREC 2009: Chemical IR Track
      S. Jin, Z. Ye, H. Lin, Dalian University of Technology

    16. PDF file Delft University at the TREC 2009 Entity Track: Ranking Wikipedia Entities
      P. Serdyukov, A. de Vries, Delft University of Technology

    17. PDF file EQUIVIO at TREC 2009 Legal Interactive
      T. Sterenzy, Equivio

    18. PDF file FEUP at TREC 2009 Blog Track: Temporal Evidence in the Faceted Blog Distillation Task
      S. Nunes, C. Ribeiro, G. David, Universidade do Porto

    19. PDF file FUB at TREC 2009 Relevance Feedback Track: Diversifying Feedback Documents (Extended Abstract)
      A. Bernardini, C. Carpineto, E. Ambrosi, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni

    20. PDF file Patent Retrieval in Chemistry Based on Semantically Tagged Named Entities
      H. Gurulingappa, B. Müller, R. Klinger, H.-T. Mevissen, M. Hofmann-Apitius,
      J. Fluck and C.M. Friedrich, Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and
      Scientific Computing (SCAI) and Bonn-Aachen International Centre for
      Information Technology (B-T)

    21. PDF file Relevance Feedback Based on Constrained Clustering: FDU at TREC 09
      B. Wang, X. Huang, Fudan University

    22. PDF file IIIT Hyderabad at Million Query Track TREC 2009
      P. Ullegaddi, S. Datta, V. Pande, K. Dave, V. Varma, International Institute of Information Technology

    23. PDF file Facet Classification of Blogs: Know-Center at the TREC 2009 Blog Distillation Task
      E. Lex, M. Granitzer, A. Juffinger, Know-Center Graz

    24. PDF file Diversifying Search Results with Popular Subtopics
      D. Yin, Z. Xue, X. Qi, B.D. Davison, Lehigh University

    25. PDF file Microsoft Research Asia at the Web Track of TREC 2009
      Z. Dou, R. Song, Y. Ma, S. Shi, J.-R. Wen, Microsoft Research Asia
      K. Chen, Xi'an Jiongtong University

    26. PDF file Microsoft Research at TREC 2009
      Web and Relevance Feedback Track

      N. Craswell, D. Fetterly, M. Najork, S. Robertson, E. Yilmaz, Microsoft Research

    27. PDF file TREC Chemical IR Track 2009: A Distributed Dimensional Indexing Model for Chemical Patent Search
      J. Urbain, Milwaukee School of Engineering
      O. Frieder, Georgetown University

    28. PDF file IRRA at TREC 2009: Index Term Weighting Based on Divergence From Independence Model
      B.T. Dincer, Muğla University
      I. Kocabaş, B. Karoğlan, Ege University

    29. PDF file NiCT at TREC 2009: Employing Three Models for Entity Ranking Track
      Y. Wu, H. Kashioka, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NiCT)

    30. PDF file Northeastern University in the TREC 2009 Web Track
      S. Rajput, V. Pavlu, J. Aslam, Northeastern University
      E. Kanoulas, University of Sheffield

    31. PDF file Experiments with the Negotiated Boolean Queries of the TREC 2009 Legal Track
      S. Tomlinson, Open Text Corporation

    32. PDF file PARADISE Based Search Engine at TREC 2009 Web Track
      D. Shan, D. Zhao, J. He. H. Yan, Peking University

    33. PDF file POSTECH at TREC 2009 Blog Track: Top Stories Identification
      Y. Lee, H.-Y. Jung, W. Song, J.-H. Lee, Pohang University of Science and Technology

    34. PDF file Entity Retrieval with Hierarchical Relevance Model, Exploiting the Structure of Tables and Learning Homepage Classifiers
      Y. Fang, L. Si, Purdue University
      Z. Yu, Y. Xian, Y. Xu, Kunming University of Science and Technology

    35. PDF file Strategies for Effective Chemical Information Retrieval
      S. Cetintas, L. Si, Purdue University

    36. PDF file Mining Specific and General Features in Both Positive and Negative Relevance Feedback
      Y. Li, X. Tao, A. Algarni, S.-T. Wu, Queensland University of Technology

    37. PDF file RMIT University at TREC 2009: Web Track
      S. Garcia, RMIT University

    38. PDF file THUIR at TREC 2009 Web Track: Finding Relevant and Diverse Results for Large Scale Web Search
      Z.C. Li, F. Chen, Q.L. Xing, J.W. Miao, Y.F. Xue, T. Zhu, B. Zhou, R.W. Cen, Y.Q. Liu, M. Zhang, Y.J. Jin, S.P. Ma, Tsinghua National Laboratory for Information Science and Technology

    39. PDF file Report on the TREC 2009 Experiments: Chemical IR Track
      J. Gobeill, D. Teodoro, E. Patsche, P. Ruch, University and Hospitals of Geneva

    40. PDF file Lucene for n-grams using the CLUEWeb Collection
      G.B. Newby, C. Fallen, K. McCormick, University of Alaska Fairbanks

    41. PDF file From Blogs to News: Identifying Hot Topics in the Blogosphere
      W. Weerkamp, M. Tsagkias, M. de Rijke, University of Amsterdam

    42. PDF file Related Entity Finding Based on Co-Occurance
      M. Bron, K. Balog, M. de Rijke, University of Amsterdam

    43. PDF file Topical Diversity and Relevance Feedback
      E. Jeij, J. He, W. Weerkamp, M. de Rijke, University of Amsterdam

    44. PDF file Heuristic Ranking and Diversification of Web Documents
      J. He, K. Balog, K. Hofmann, E. Meij, M. de Rijke, M. Tsagkias, W. Weerkamp, University of Amsterdam

    45. PDF file Result Diversity and Entity Ranking Experiments: Anchors, Links, Text and Wikipedia, University of Amsterdam
      R. Kaptein, M. Koolen, J. Kamps, University of Amsterdam

    46. PDF file A Journey in Entity Related Retrieval for TREC 2009
      J. Pamarthi, G. Zhou, C. Bayrak, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    47. PDF file TREC 2009 at the University of Buffalo:
      Interactive Legal E-Discovery With Enron Emails

      J. Wang, Y. Sun, University at Buffalo, the State University of New York
      P. Thompson, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems

    48. PDF file UCD SIFT in the TREC 2009 Web Track
      D. Lillis, F. Toolan, R.W. Collier, J. Dunnion, University College Dublin
      L. Ling, Fudan University

    49. PDF file UCSC at Relevance Feedback Track
      L. Zhang, University of California, Santa Cruz
      J. de Arma, Arizona State University
      K. Yu, NEC Laboratories America
    50. PDF file Ad Hoc and Diversity Retrieval at the University of Delaware
      P. Chandar, A. Kailasam, D. Muppaneni, Lekha Thota, B. Carterette, University of Delaware

    51. PDF file Minimal Test Collections for Relevance Feedback
      B. Carterette, P. Chandar, A. Kailasam, D. Muppaneni, L. Thota, University of Delaware

    52. PDF file UDEL/SMU at TREC 2009 Entity Tracka
      W. Zheng, H. Fang, University of Delaware
      S. Gottipati, J. Jiang, Singapore Management University

    53. PDF file Axiomatic Approaches to Information Retrieval--University of Delaware at TREC 2009 Million Query and Web Tracks
      W. Zheng, H. Fang, University of Delaware

    54. PDF file University of Glasgow at TREC 2009: Experiments with Terrier
      R. McCreadie, C. Macdonald, I. Ounis, J. Peng, R.L.T. Santos, University of Glasgow

    55. PDF file Finding Related Entities by Retrieving Relations: UIUC at TREC 2009 Entity Track
      V.G. Vinod Vydiswaran, K. Ganesan, Y. Lv, J. He, C.X. Zhai, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    56. PDF file A Study of Term Proximity and Document Weighting Normalization in Pseudo Relevance Feedback--UIUC at TREC 2009 Million Query Track
      Y. Lv, V.G. Vinod Vydiswaran, K. Ganesan, C.X. Zhai, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      J. He, Peking University

    57. PDF file TREC Blog and TREC Chem: A View from the Corn Fields
      Y. Mejova, V. H. Thuc, S. Foster, C. Harris, B. Arens, P. Srinivasan, The University of Iowa

    58. PDF file University of Lugano at TREC 2009 Blog Track
      M. Keikha, M. Carman, R. Gwadera, S. Gerani, I. Markov, G. Inches, A. Azrinudin, A. and F. Crestani, University of Lugano

    59. PDF file UMass Amherst and UT Austin @ the TREC 2009 Relevance Feedback Track
      M.-A. Cartright, J. Seo, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
      M. Lease, University of Texas at Austin

    60. PDF file Of Ivory and Smurfs: Loxodontan MapReduce Experiments for Web Search
      J. Lin, T. Elsayed, L. Wang, University of Maryland, College Park
      D. Metzler, Yahoo! Research

    61. PDF file University of Padua at TREC 2009: Relevance Feedback Track
      E. Di Buccio, M. Melucci, University of Padua

    62. PDF file BRAT: A Random Walk Through the Semantic Spaces of the Blogosphere
      A. El Ghali, Y. V. Hoareau, CHArt-Lutin-Université Paris 8

    63. PDF file A Model for Understanding Collaborative Information Behavior in E-Discovery
      Z. Yue, D. He, University of Pittsburgh

    64. PDF file Sparse Matrix Factorization: Applications to Latent Semantic Indexing
      E. Moulding, R.J. Spiteri, University of Saskatchewan
      A. Kontostathis, Ursinus College

    65. PDF file Northeastern University in TREC 2009 Million Query Track
      E. Kanoulas, University of Sheffield
      K. Dai, V. Pavlu, S. Savev, J. Aslam, Northeastern University

    66. PDF file University of Twente @ TREC 2009: Indexing Half a Million Web Pages
      C. Hauff, D. Hiemstra, University of Twente

    67. PDF file Experiments with ClueWeb09: Relevance Feedback and Web Tracks
      M.D. Smucker, C.L.A. Clarke, G.V. Cormack, University of Waterloo

    68. PDF file Machine Learning for Information Retrieval:
      TREC 2009 Web, Relevance Feedback and Legal Tracks

      G.V. Cormack, M. Mojdeh, University of Waterloo

    69. PDF file York University at TREC 2009: Chemical Track
      J. Zhao, X. Huang, Z. Ye, York University
      Z. Ye, Dalian University of Technology
      J. Zhu, University College London

    70. PDF fileG York University at TREC 2009: Relevance Feedback Track
      Z. Ye, X. Huang, B. He, York University
      Z. Ye, H. Lin, Dalian University of Technology

    71. PDF file ZL Technologies at TREC 2009 Legal Interactive
      Comparing Exclusionary and Investigative Approaches for Electronic Discovery Using the TREC Enron Corpus

      J. Wang, C. Coles, R. Elliot. S. Andrianakou, ZL Technologies

    Appendix


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