NIST Special Publication:
SP 500-308

The Twenty-Third Text REtrieval Conference
(TREC 2014) Proceedings

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Overview Papers

  • PDF file Overview of the TREC 2014 Clinical Decision Support Track
    Matthew S. Simpson - U.S. National Library of Medicine
    Ellen M. Voorhees - National Institute of Standards and Technology
    William Hersh - Oregon Health and Science University

  • PDF file Overview of the TREC 2014 Contextual Suggestion Track
    Adriel Dean-Hall, Charles L. A. Clarke - University of Waterloo
    Jaap Kamps - University of Amsterdam
    Paul Thomas - CSIRO
    Ellen M. Voorhees - National Institute of Standards and Technology

  • PDF file Overview of the TREC 2014 Federated Web Search Track
    Thomas Demeester - Ghent University
    Dolf Trieschnigg, Dong Nguyen, Djoerd Hiemstra - University of Twente
    Ke Zhou - Yahoo Labs London

  • PDF file Evaluating Stream Filtering for Entity Profile Updates in TREC 2012, 2013, and 2014
    John R. Frank, Max Kleiman-Weiner, Daniel A. Roberts - Diffeo
    Ellen M. Voorhees, Ian Soboroff - National Institute of Standards and Technology

  • PDF file Overview of the TREC-2014 Microblog Track
    Jimmy Lin, Yulu Wang - University of Maryland, College Park
    Miles Efron, Garrick Sherman - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

  • PDF file Overview of the TREC 2014 Session Track
    Ben Carterette - University of Delaware
    Evangelos Kanoulas - Google
    Mark Hall - Edge Hill University
    Paul Clough - University of Sheffield

  • PDF file TREC 2014 Temporal Summarization Track Overview
    Javed Aslam, Matthew Ekstrand-Abueg, Virgil Pavlu - Northeastern University
    Fernando Diaz - Microsoft Research
    Richard McCreadie - University of Glasgow
    Tetsuya Sakai - Waseda University

  • PDF file TREC 2014 Web Track Overview
    Kevyn Collins-Thompson - University of Michigan
    Craig Macdonald - University of Glasgow
    Paul Bennett, Fernando Diaz - Microsoft Research
    Ellen M. Voorhees - National Institute of Standards and Technology

  • Participant Papers

  • PDF file [atigeo] Atigeo at TREC 2014 Clinical Decision Support Task
    Yishul Wei, ChenChieh Hsu, Alex Thomas and Joseph F. McCarthy - Atigeo, LLC

  • PDF file [BIT-Purdue] BIT and Purdue at TREC-KBA-CCR Track 2014
    Jingang Wang, Dandan Song and Lejian Liao - School of Computer Science, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China
    Zhang, Zhiwei Zhang and Luo Si - Department of Computer Science, Purdue University

  • PDF file [BiTeM_SIBtex] Full-texts representation with Medical Subject Headings, and co-citations network rerank- ing strategies for TREC 2014 Clinical Decision Support Track
    J. Gobeill, A. Gaudinat and P. Ruch - BiTeM group, University of Applied Sciences, Information Studies Department, Geneva
    J. Gobeill and P. Ruch -SIBtex group, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Geneva
    E. Pasche - BiTeM group, University and Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva

  • PDF file [BJUT] BJUT at TREC 2014 Contextual Suggestion Track: Hybrid Recommendation Based on Open-web Information
    Hanchen Li, Zhen Yang, Yingxu Lai, Lijuan Duan and Kefeng Fan - College of Computer Science, Beijing University of Technology, China

  • PDF file [BJUT] BJUT at TREC 2014 Microblog Track
    Guangyuan Zhang, Zhen Yang and Shuyong Si - College of Computer Science, Beijing University of Technology, China

  • PDF file [BJUT] BJUT at TREC 2014 Temporal Summarization Track
    Yun Zhao, Fei Yao, Huayang Sun and Zhen Yang - College of Computer Science, Beijing University of Technology, China

  • PDF file [BUPT_PRIS] BUPT_PRIS at TREC 2014 Knowledge Base Acceleration Track
    Yuanyuan Qi, Ye Xu, Dongxu Zhang and Weiran Xu - Pattern Recognition and Intelligence System, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

  • PDF file [BUPT_PRIS] The Information Extraction systems of BUPT_PRIS at TREC2014 Temporal Summarization Track
    Yuanyuan Qi , Qinlong Wang, Chuchu Huang, Bo Tang, Weiran Xu, Guang Chen and Jun Guo - School of Information and Communication Engineering, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

  • PDF file [BUW] Webis at TREC 2014: Web, Session, and Contextual Suggestion Tracks
    Matthias Hagen, Steve Göring, Maximilian Michel, Georg Müller and Benno Stein - Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany

  • PDF file [CMU_LTI] Query Transformations for Result Merging
    Shriphani Palakodety and Jamie Callan - School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

  • PDF file [CSEIITV] Centrality based Document Ranking
    A K Singh and C Ravindranath Chowdary - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT (BHU), India

  • PDF file [cuhk_sls] Query Modification through External Sources to Support Clinical Decisions
    Raymond Wan and Ting-Fung Chan - School of Life Sciences and the State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Jannifer Hiu-Kwan Man - Department of Anaesthesia, Princess Margaret Hospital, Hospital Authority Hong Kong

  • PDF file [CWI] Better Contextual Suggestions in ClueWeb12 Using Domain Knowledge Inferred from The Open Web
    Thaer Samar and Arjen P. de Vries - Centrum Wiskunde and Informatica
    Alejandro Bellogın - Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

  • PDF file [DA_IICT] Fusing manual and machine feedback in biomedical domain
    Jainisha Sankhavara, Fenny Thakrar and Prasenjit Ma jumder - DA-IICT, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
    Shamayeeta Sarkar - Ramananda College, Bankura, West Bengal, India

  • PDF file [DawitAfshin] Query Expansion Using SNOMED-CT and Weighing Schemes
    Dawit Girmay and Afshin Deroie - York University, Canada

  • PDF file [dragon] Drexel at TREC 2014 Federated Web Search Track
    Haozhen Zhao and Xiaohua Hu - College of Computing and Informatics, Drexel University, PA

  • PDF file [ECNU] Simple May Be Best - A Simple and Effective Method for Federated Web Search via Search Engine Impact Factor Estimation
    Shan Jin and Man Lan - Shanghai Key Laboratory of Multidimensional Information Processing, Department of Computer Science and Technology, East China Normal University Shanghai

  • PDF file [ECNU] Estimating Semantic Similarity between Expanded Query and Tweet Content for Microblog Retrieval
    Zhihua Zhang and Man Lan - Shanghai Key Laboratory of Multidimensional Information Processing, Department of Computer Science and Technology, East China Normal University Shanghai

  • PDF file [eindhoven] Applying Learning to Rank Techniques to Contextual Suggestions
    Julia Kiseleva, Alejandro Montes García, Yongming Luo, Mykola Pechenizkiy and Paul De Bra - Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
    Jaap Kamps - University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • PDF file [Endicott] Endicott College at 2014 TREC Session Track
    Henry Feild - Endicott College, MA

  • PDF file [Georgetown] Query Refinement: Negation Detection and Proximity Learning Georgetown at TREC 2014 Clinical Decision Support Track
    Christopher Wing and Hui Yang - Department of Computer Science, Georgetown University

  • PDF file [Georgetown] Modeling Rich Interactions in Session Search---Georgetown University at TREC 2014 Session Track
    Jiyun Luo, Xuchu Dong and Hui Yang - Department of Computer Science, Georgetown University

  • PDF file [georgetown_ir] Query Reformulation for Clinical Decision Support Search
    Luca Soldaini, Arman Cohan, Andrew Yates, Nazli Goharian and Ophir Frieder - Information Retrieval Lab, Computer Science Department, Georgetown University

  • PDF file [Group.Xu] Modelling Psychological Needs for User-dependent Contextual Suggestion
    Di Xu and Jamie Callan - Language Technologies Institute, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

  • PDF file [Group.Xu] Towards a Simple and Efficient Web Search Framework
    Di Xu and Jamie Callan - Language Technologies Institute, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

  • PDF file [HENRI_TUDOR_LUX] CRP Henri Tudor at TREC 2014: Combining Search Results for Clinical Decision Support
    Duy Dinh and Asma Ben Abacha - CR SANTEC, Public Research Centre Henri Tudor

  • PDF file [hltcoe] HLTCOE at TREC 2014: Microblog and Clinical Decision Support
    Tan Xu and Douglas W. Oard - University of Maryland, College Park
    Paul McNamee - Johns Hopkins University

  • PDF file [HU_DB] HU DB at TREC 2014 Microblog Track
    Jennifer Klein, Yishai Oltchik, Nerya Or and Sara Cohen - The Rachel and Selim Benin School of Computer Science and Engineering, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  • PDF file [ICTNET] ICTNET at Context Suggestion Track TREC 2014
    Zihao Lu, Zhijie Qiu, Liang Chang, Bingyang Liu, Dayong Wu, Yue Liu and Xueqi Cheng - Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
    Zihao Lu, Zhijie Qiu, Liang Chang, Bingyang Liu, Dayong Wu, Yue Liu and Xueqi Cheng - Key Laboratory of Web Data Science and Technology, CAS
    Zihao Lu, Zhijie Qiu, Liang Chang and Bingyang Liu - University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

  • PDF file [ICTNET] ICTNET at Federated Web Search Track 2014
    Feng Guan, Shuiyuan Zhang, Chunmei Liu, Xiaoming Yu, Yue Liu and Xueqi Cheng - Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
    Feng Guan, Shuiyuan Zhang, Chunmei Liu, Xiaoming Yu, Yue Liu and Xueqi Cheng - Key Laboratory of Web Data Science and Technology, CAS
    Feng Guan, Shuiyuan Zhang and Chunmei Liu - University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

  • PDF file [ICTNET] ICTNET at Microblog Track in TREC 2014
    Guoxin Cui, Fabin Shi, Xiaolei Liu, Xiaobo Hao, Xueke Xu, Yue Liu and Xueqi Cheng - Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
    Guoxin Cui, Fabin Shi, Xiaolei Liu, Xiaobo Hao, Xueke Xu, Yue Liu and Xueqi Cheng - Key Laboratory of Web Data Science and Technology, CAS
    Guoxin Cui, Fabin Shi, Xiaolei Liu and Xiaobo Hao - UniversityofChineseAcademyof Sciences, Beijing

  • PDF file [ICTNET] ICTNET at Session Track TREC2014
    Yuanhai Xue, Guoxin Cui, Xiaoming Yu, Yue Liu and Xueqi Cheng - Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
    Yuanhai Xue, Guoxin Cui, Xiaoming Yu, Yue Liu and Xueqi Cheng - Key Laboratory of Web Data Science and Technology, CAS
    Yuanhai Xue and Guoxin Cui - University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

  • PDF file [ICTNET] ICTNET at Temporal Summarization Track TREC 2014
    Lei Chen, HainanZhang, SiyingLi, ZhiyuanJi, QianLiu, YueLiu, DayongWu and XueqiCheng - Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
    Lei Chen, HainanZhang, SiyingLi, ZhiyuanJi, QianLiu, YueLiu, DayongWu and XueqiCheng - Key Laboratory of Web Data Science and Technology, CAS
    Lei Chen, HainanZhang, SiyingLi, ZhiyuanJi and QianLiu - University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

  • PDF file [ICTNET] ICTNET at Web Track TREC2014
    Yuanhai Xue, Feng Guan, Xipeng Li, Man Du, Yue Liu and Xueqi Cheng - Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
    Yuanhai Xue, Xiaoming Yu, Feng Guan, Xipeng Li, Man Du, Yue Liu and Xueqi Cheng - Key Laboratoryof Web Data Science and Technology, CAS
    Yuanhai Xue, Feng Guan, Xipeng Li and Man Du - University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

  • PDF file [info_ruc] RUC at TREC 2014: Select Resources Using Topic Models
    Qiuyue Wang, Shaochen Shi and Wei Cao - School of Information, Renmin University of China

  • PDF file [ir.cs.sfsu] San Francisco State University at TREC 2014: Clinical Decision Support Track and Microblog Track
    Aayush Bhandari, James Klinkhammer and Anagha Kulkarni - Department of Computer Science, San Francisco State University

  • PDF file [IRIT] IRIT at TREC 2014 Contextual Suggestion Track
    Bilel Moulahi and Lynda Tamine - IRIT Laboratory, France
    Bilel Moulahi and Sadok Ben Yahia - Faculty of Science of Tunisia, LIPAH, Tunisa

  • PDF file [IRIT] IRIT at TREC KBA 2014
    Rafik Abbes, Karen Pinel-Sauvagnat, Nathalie Hernandez and Mohand Boughanem - IRIT, Paul Sabatier University

  • PDF file [IRIT] IRIT at TREC Temporal Summarization 2014
    Rafik Abbes, Karen Pinel-Sauvagnat, Nathalie Hernandez and Mohand Boughanem - IRIT, Paul Sabatier University

  • PDF file [KISTI] KISTI at TREC 2014 Clinical Decision Support Track: Concept-based Document Re-ranking to Biomedical Information Retrieval
    Heung-Seon Oh and Yuchul Jung - Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information

  • PDF file [KobeU] K2U at TREC 2014 KBA Track
    Shun Kawahara and Kuniaki Uehara - Graduate School of System Informatics, Kobe University
    Kazuhiro Seki - Faculty of Intelligence and Informatics, Konan University

  • PDF file [LSIS] Use of Time-Aware Language Model in Entity Driven Filtering System
    Vincent Bouvier - Kware / Aix-Marseille Universite
    Patrice Bellot - Aix-Marseille Universite

  • PDF file [LIMSI] LIMSI @ 2014 Clinical Decision Support Track
    Eva D'hondt, Brigitte Grau, Aurélie Névéol and Pierre Zweigenbaum - LIMSI, France
    Stéfan Darmoni and Matthieu Schuers - CISMeF-TIBS-LITIS, Rouen University Hospital, France

  • PDF file [NovaSearch] NovaSearch at TREC 2014 Clinical Decision Support Track
    André Mourão, Flávio Martins and João Magalhães - Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

  • PDF file [NovaSearch] NovaSearch at TREC 2014 Microblog Track: Reranking with Wikipedia Page Views
    Flávio Martins and João Magalhães - Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

  • PDF file [NTNUiS] Learning to Combine Collection-centric and Document-centric Models for Resource Selection
    Krisztian Balog - University of Stavanger

  • PDF file [Philips] A Hybrid Approach to Clinical Question Answering
    Sadid A. Hasan, Xianshu Zhu, Yao Dong, Joey Liu, and Oladimeji Farri - Philips Research North America, NY

  • PDF file [PKUICST] PKUICST at TREC 2014 Microblog Track: Feature Extraction for Effective Microblog Search and Adaptive Clustering Algorithms for TTG
    Chao Lv, Feifan Fan, Runwei Qiang, Yue Fei and Jianwu Yang - Peking University, China

  • PDF file [QCRI] QCRI at TREC 2014: Applying the KISS principle for the TTG task in the Microblog Track
    Walid Magdy, Wei Gao and Tarek Elganainy - Qatar Computing Research Institute Qatar Foundation, Qatar
    Zhongyu Wei - The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

  • PDF file [QU] QU at TREC-2014: Online Clustering with Temporal and Topical Expansion for Tweet Timeline Generation
    Maram Hasanain and Tamer Elsayed - Computer Science and Engineering Department, Qatar University

  • PDF file [RAMA] User Modeling for Contextual Suggestion
    Hua Li and Rafael Alonso - Leidos, Inc.

  • PDF file [SCIAITeam] Siena's Twitter Information Retrieval System: The 2014 Microblog Track
    Timothy LaRock, Lauren Mathews, Matthew Roberts, Dr. Darren Lim and Dr. Sharon Small - Siena College, NY

  • PDF file [SCIAITeam] SIRA: TREC Session Track 2014
    Brennan Bushee, Drew Pintus, Patrick Smith and Sharon Gower Small - Siena College Institute for Artificial Intelligence, NY


  • PDF file [SCU] SCU at TREC 2014 Knowledge Base Acceleration Track
    Hung Nguyen and Yi Fang - Department of Computer Engineering, Santa Clara University

  • PDF file [SNUMedinfo] SNUMedinfo at TREC CDS track 2014: Medical case-based retrieval task
    Sungbin Choi and Jinwook Choi - Medical Informatics Laboratory, Seoul National University, Korea

  • PDF file [SNUMedinfo] SNUMedinfo at TREC Web track 2014
    Sungbin Choi and Jinwook Choi - Medical Informatics Laboratory, Seoul National University, Korea

  • PDF file [TJU_CS_IR] A New Approach to Contextual Suggestions Based on Word2Vec
    Yongqiang Chen, Zhenjun Tang, Xiaozhao Zhao, D.Song, and P.Zhang - Tianjin Key Laboratory of Cognitive Computing and Application, Tianjin University, China

  • PDF file [TUW] TUW @ TREC Clinical Decision Support Track
    João Palotti, Navid Rekabsaz, Linda Anderson and Allan Hanbury - Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

  • PDF file [UAmsterdam] Venue Recommendation and Web Search Based on Anchor Text
    Seyyed Hadi Hashemi and Jaap Kamps - University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • PDF file [UCAS] UCAS at TREC-2014 Microblog Track
    Qingli Ma, Ben He and Dongxing Li - School of Computer and Control Engineering, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • PDF file [UCLA_MII] UCLA at TREC 2014 Clinical Decision Support Track: Exploring Language Models, Query Expansion, and Boosting
    Jean I. Garcia-Gathright, Frank Meng and William Hsu - Department of Bioengineering, University of California
    Frank Meng and William Hsu - Department of Radiological Sciences, University of California

  • PDF file [udel] University of Delaware at TREC 2014
    Ashraf Bah, Karankumar Sabhnani, Mustafa Zengin, and Ben Carterette - Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Delaware

  • PDF file [udel_fang] Exploring the Query Expansion Methods for Concept Based Representation
    Yue Wang and Hui Fang - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Delaware

  • PDF file [udel_fang] Exploration of Opinion-aware Approach to Contextual Suggestion
    Peilin Yang and Hui Fang - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Delaware

  • PDF file [udel_fang] Concept Based Tie-breaking and Maximal Marginal Relevance Retrieval in Microblog Retrieval
    Kuang Lu and Hui Fang - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Delaware
    Diego Roa - Systems and Computing Engineering Department, Universidad de los Andes Colombia

  • PDF file [udel_fang] Entity Came to Rescue - Leveraging Entities to Minimize Risks in Web Search
    Xitong Liu, Peilin Yang and Hui Fang - University of Delaware

  • PDF file [uiucGSLIS] The University of Illinois' Graduate School of Library and Information Science at TREC 2014
    Garrick Sherman, Miles Efron and Craig Willis - Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

  • PDF file [ULugano] Opinions in Federated Search: University of Lugano at TREC 2014 Federated Web Search Track
    Anastasia Giachanou and Fabio Crestani - Faculty of Informatics, University of Lugano, Switzerland
    Ilya Markov - Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • PDF file [UMASS_CIIR] UMass at TREC WEB 2014: Entity Query Feature Expansion using Knowledge Base Links
    Laura Dietz and Patrick Verga - University of Massachusetts

  • PDF file [uogTr] University of Glasgow at TREC 2014: Experiments with Terrier in Contextual Suggestion, Temporal Summarisation and Web Tracks
    Richard McCreadie, Romain Deveaud, M-Dyaa Albakour, Stuart Mackie, Nut Limsopatham, Craig Macdonald and Iadh Ounis - School of Computing Science University of Glasgow, UK
    Thibaut Thonet - IRIT, Paul Sabatier University, France
    Bekir Taner Dinçer - Dept. of Statistics & Computer Engineering, Mugla University, Turkey

  • PDF file [UPD] University of Padua at TREC 2014: Federated Web Search Track
    Emanuele Di Buccio and Massimo Melucci - Department of Information Engineering, University of Padua, Italy

  • PDF file [ut] Two selfless contributions to web search evaluation
    Djoerd Hiemstra and Robin Aly - University of Twente, The Netherlands

  • PDF file [UTDHLTRI] UTD at TREC 2014: Query Expansion for Clinical Decision Support
    Travis Goodwin and Sanda M. Harabagiu - Human Language Technology Research Institute University of Texas at Dallas

  • PDF file [UW] Distributed Non-Parametric Representations for Vital Filtering: UW at TREC KBA 2014
    Ignacio Cano, Sameer Singh and Carlos Guestrin - Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington

  • PDF file [UWM-HBUT] UWM-HBUT at TREC 2014 Microblog Track: Using Query Expansion (QE) and Event Identification Algorithm (EIA) to improve microblog retrieval effectiveness
    Sukjin You and Xiangming Mu - University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee
    Wei Huang - Hubei University of Technology, China

  • PDF file [Waterloo_clark] University of Waterloo at TREC 2014 Contextual Suggestion: Experiments with suggestion clustering
    Luchen Tan, Adriel Dean-Hall, Pragnya Addala and Charles L.A. Clarke - David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo

  • PDF file [WHU_IRGroup] WHU at TREC KBA Vital Filtering Track 2014
    Chuan Wu, Wei Lu, Pengcheng Zhou and Xiaohua Feng - School of Information Management, Wuhan University, China

  • PDF file [zhg15] University of Pittsburgh at TREC 2014 Microblog Track
    Zheng Gao and Rui Bi - School of Information Science, University of Pittsburgh

  • Appendix


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    Date created: February 9, 2015
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