NIST Special Publication 500-246:
The Eighth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 8)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS


postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileFOREWORD
postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileABSTRACT

PAPERS


  1. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileOverview of the Eighth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC-8), page 1
    E. Voorhees, D. Harman
    (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
  2. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileCross-Language Information Retrieval (CLIR) Track Overview, page 25
    M. Braschler, P. Schäuble (Eurospider Information Technology AG)
    C. Peters (Instituto Elaborazione Informazione (CNR))
  3. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileThe TREC-8 Filtering Track Final Report, page 35
    postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileFigures
    D. Hull (Xerox Research Centre Europe)
    S. Robertson (Microsoft Research)
  4. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileTREC-8 Interactive Track Report, page 57
    W. Hersh (Oregon Health Sciences University)
    P. Over (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
  5. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileThe TREC-8 Query Track, page 65
    C. Buckley and J. Walz (SabIr Research, Inc.)
  6. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileThe TREC-8 Question Answering Track Report, page 77
    E. Voorhees
    (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
  7. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileThe TREC-8 Question Answering Track Evaluation, page 83
    E. Voorhees, D. Tice
    (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
  8. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileThe TREC Spoken Document Retrieval Track: A Success Story, page 107
    J. Garofolo, C. Auzanne, and E. Voorhees (National Institute of Standards and Technology).
    This paper was originally published for the RIAO-2000 conference. Due to time pressures, it is also being used as the TREC-8 SDR Track Report originally titled "1999 TREC-8 Spoken Document Retrieval Track Overview and Results."
  9. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileOverview of the TREC-8 Web Track, page 131
    postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileResults
    D. Hawking (CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences)
    E. Voorhees (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
    N. Craswell, P. Bailey (Department of Computer Science, ANU)
  10. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileOkapi/Keenbow at TREC-8, page 151
    S.E. Robertson (Microsoft Research Ltd., UK & City University, London, UK)
    S. Walker (Microsoft Research Ltd., UK)
  11. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileThe Weaver System for Document Retrieval, page 163
    A. Berger, J. Lafferty (Carnegie Mellon University)
  12. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileLASSO: A Tool for Surfing the Answer Net, page 175
    D. Moldovan, S. Harabagiu, M. Pasca, R. Mihalcea,
    R. Goodrum, R. Gîrju, V. Rus (Southern Methodist University)
  13. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileInformation Extraction Supported Question Answering, page 185
    R. Srihari, W. Li (Cymfony, Inc.)
  14. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileSpoken Document Retrieval for TREC-8 at Cambridge University, page 197
    S.E. Johnson, P.C. Woodland (Cambridge University Engineering Department)
    P. Jourlin, K. Spärk Jones (Cambridge University Computer Laboratory)
  15. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileOracle at Trec8: A Lexical Approach, page 207
    K. Mahesh, J. Kud, P. Dixon (Oracle Corporation)
  16. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileTREC-8 Ad-Hoc, Query and Filtering Track Experiments using PIRCS, page 217
    K.L. Kwok, L. Grunfeld, M. Chan (Queens College, CUNY)
  17. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileReport on the TREC-8 Experiment: Searching on the Web and in Distributed Collections, page 229
    J. Savoy, J. Picard (Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland)
  18. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) filePLIERS at TREC8, page 241
    postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileAppendix
    A. MacFarlane, S.E. Robertson
    (City University, London, and Microsoft Research Ltd., UK)
    J.A. McCann (City University, London)
  19. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileOptimization in CLARIT TREC-8 Adaptive Filtering, page 253
    C. Zhai, P. Jansen, N. Roma, E. Stoica, D.A. Evans
    (CLARITECH Corporation)
  20. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileFilters, Webs and Answers: The University of Iowa TREC-8 Results, page 259
    D. Eichmann, P. Srinivasan (University of Iowa)
  21. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileDSO at TREC-8: A Hybrid Algorithm for the Routing Task, page 267
    H.T. Ng, H.T. Ang, W.M. Soon (DSO National Laboratories)
  22. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileFujitsu Laboratories TREC8 Report - Ad hoc, Small Web, and Large Web Track - , page 275
    I. Namba, N. Igata (Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.)
  23. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileTwenty-One at TREC-8: using Language Technology for Information Retrieval, page 285
    W. Kraaij, R. Pohlmann (TNO-TPD)
    D. Hiemstra (University of Twente, CTIT)
  24. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileEnglish-German Cross-Language Retrieval for the GIRT Collection - Exploiting a Multilingual Thesaurus, page 301
    F.C. Gey, H. Jiang (Univesity of California, Berkeley)
  25. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileACSys TREC-8 Experiments, page 307
    D. Hawking (CSIRO Mathematics and Information Sciences)
    P. Bailey, N. Craswell (Department of Computer Science, ANU)
  26. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileAT&T at TREC-8, page 317
    A. Singhal, S. Abney, M. Bacchiani, M. Collins, D. Hindle, F. Pereira (AT&T Labs)
  27. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileCMU Spoken Document Retrieval in Trec-8: Analysis of the role of Term Frequency TF, page 331
    M. Siegler, R. Jin, A. Hauptmann (Carnegie Mellon University)
  28. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileCLARIT TREC-8 Manual Ad-Hoc Experiments, page 335
    D.A. Evans, J. Bennett, X. Tong, A. Huettner, C. Zhai, E. Stoica
    (CLARITECH Corporation)
  29. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileCLARIT TREC-8 CLIR Experiments, page 341
    Y. Qu, H. Jin, A.N. Eilerman, E. Stoica, D.A. Evans
    (CLARITECH Corporation)
  30. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileCLARIT TREC-8 Experiments in Searching Web Data, page 345
    J. Bennett, X. Tong, D.A. Evans (CLARITECH Corporation)
  31. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileQuestion-Answering Using Semantic Relation Triples, page 349
    K.C. Litkowski (CL Research)
  32. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileA Connectivity Analysis Approach to Increasing Precision in Retrieval From Hyperlinked Documents, page 357
    C. Gurrin, A.F. Smeaton (Dublin City University)
  33. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileThe Eurospider Retrieval System and the TREC-8 Cross-Language Track, page 367
    M. Braschler, P. Schäuble
    (Eurospider Information Technology AG)
    M-Y Kan, J. L. Klayans (Columbia University)
  34. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileTREC-8 Automatic Ad-Hoc Experiments at Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, page 377
    C. Carpineto, G. Romano (Fondazione Ugo Bordoni)
  35. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileNatural Language Information Retrieval: TREC-8 Report, page 381
    T. Strzalkowski (GE Research & Development)
    J. Perez-Carballo (Rutgers University)
    J. Karlgren (Swedish Institute of Computer Science)
    A. Hulth (Stockholm University)
    P. Tapanainen, T. Lahtinen (Conexor OY, Helsinki)
  36. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileAd hoc, Cross-language and Spoken Document Information Retrieval at IBM, page 391
    M. Franz, J.S. McCarley, R.T. Ward
    (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center)
  37. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileThe Use of Predictive Annotation for Question Answering in TREC8, page 399
    J. Prager, D. Radev, E. Brown, A. Coden
    (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center)
    V. Samn (Columbia University)
  38. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileIIT at TREC-8: Improving Baseline Precision, page 411
    M.C. McCabe (Advanced Analytic Tools)
    D.O. Holmes (NCR Corporation)
    K.L. Alford (U.S. Army)
    A. Chowdhury (IIT Research Institute)
    D. A. Grossman, O. Frieder, (Illinois Insitute of Technology)
  39. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileAutomatic Query Feedback using Related Words, page 421
    S.M. Rüger (Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine)
  40. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileTwo-Step Feature Selection and Neural Network Classification for the TREC-8 Routing, page 425
    M. Stricker (Informatique-CDC and ESPCI)
    F. Vichot, F. Wolinski (ESPCI)
    G. Dreyfus (Informatique-CDC)
  41. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileMercure at trec8: Adhoc, Web, CLIR and Filtering tasks, page 431
    M. Boughanem, C. Julien, J. Mothe, C. Soule-Dupuy
    (IRIT/SIG)
  42. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileThe JHU/APL HAIRCUT System at TREC-8, page 445
    J. Mayfield, P. McNamee, C. Piatko
    (The Johns Hopkins University)
  43. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileNovel Query Expansion Technique using Apriori Algorithm, page 453
    A. Rungsawang, A. Tangpong, P. Laohawee, T. Khampachua (Kasetsart University)
  44. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileExperiments on the TREC-8 Filtering Track, page 457
    K. Hoashi, K. Matsumoto, N. Inoue, K. Hashimoto
    (KDD R&D Laboratories, Inc.)
  45. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileQALC - the Question-Answering program of the Language and Cognition group at LIMSI-CNRS, page 465
    O. Ferret, B. Grau, G. Illouz, C. Jacquemin, N. Masson
    (LIMSI-CNRS)
  46. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileThe LIMSI SDR System for TREC-8, page 475
    J-L Gauvain, Y. de Kercadio, L. Lamel, G. Adda
    (LIMSI-CNRS)
  47. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileA Maximum Likelihood Ratio Information Retrieval Model, page 483
    K. Ng (Massachusetts Insititute of Technology)
  48. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileHigh Selectivity and Accuracy with READWARE's Automated System of Knowledge Organization, page 493
    T. Adi, O.K. Ewell, P. Adi
    (Management Information Technologies, Inc.)
  49. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileA Sys Called Qanda, page 499
    E. Breck, J. Burger, L.Ferro, D. House, M. Light, I. Mani
    (The MITRE Corporation)
  50. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileDescription of Preliminary Results to TREC-8 QA Task, page 507
    C-J Lin, H-H Chen (National Taiwan University)
  51. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileCRL's TREC-8 Systems Cross-Lingual IR, and Q&A, page 513
    B. Ogden, J. Cowie, E. Ludovik, H. Molina-Salgado, S. Nirenburg, N. Sharples, S. Sheremtyeva
    (New Mexico State University)
  52. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileNTT DATA: Overview of system approach at TREC-8 ad-hoc and question answering, page 523
    T. Takaki (NTT Data Corporation)
  53. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileDo Batch and User Evaluations Give the Same Results? An Analysis from the TREC-8 Interactive Track, page 531
    W. Hersh, A. Turpin, S. Price, D. Kraemer, B. Chan,
    L. Sacherek, D. Olson
    (Oregon Health Sciences University)
  54. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileStructuring and expanding queries in the probabilistic model, page 541
    O. Yasushi, M. Hiroko, N. Masumi, H. Sakiko (RICOH Co., Ltd.)
  55. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileThe RMIT/CSIRO Ad Hoc, Q&A, Web, Interactive, and Speech Experiments at TREC 8, page 549
    M. Fuller, M. Kaszkiel, S. Kimberley, J. Zobel (RMIT)
    C. Ng (RMIT and Sharp Laboratories of Europe Ltd.)
    R. Wilkinson (CSIRO)
    M. Wu (RMIT and CSIRO)
  56. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileRelevance Feedback versus Local Context Analysis as Term Suggestion Devices: Rutgers' TREC-8 Interactive Track Experience, page 565
    N.J. Belkin, J. Head, J. Jeng, D. Kelly, S. Lin, S.Y. Park
    (Rutgers University)
    C. Cool (Queens College, CUNY)
    P. Savage-Knepshield, C. Sikora (Luccent Technologies)
  57. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileAn Early DiscoWeb Prototype at TREC8, page 575
    B.D. Davison, A. Gerasoulis, K. Kleisouris, Y. Lu, Hi-j Seo,
    J. Tian, S. Wang, W. Wang, B. Wu
    (Rutgers University)
  58. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileSMART in TREC 8, page 577
    C. Buckley, J. Walz (SabIR Research, Inc.)
  59. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileSCAI TREC-8 Experiments, page 583
    D-H Shin, Y-H Kim, S. Kim, J-H Eom, H-J Shin, B-T Zhang
    (Seoul National University)
  60. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileTREC-8 Experiments at SUNY Buffalo, page 591
    B. Han, R. Nagarajan, R. Srihari, M. Srikanth
    (State University of New York at Buffalo)
  61. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileCINDOR Conceptual Interlingua Document Retrieval: TREC-8 Evaluation, page 597
    M. Ruiz, A. Diekema, P. Sheridan (MINIS-Textwise Labs)
  62. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileCLIR using a Probabilistic Translation Model based on Web Documents, page 607
    J-Y Nie (Université de Montréal)
  63. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileBerkeley's TREC 8 Interactive Track Entry: Cheshire II and Zprise, page 613
    R.R. Larson (University of California, Berkeley)
  64. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileTREC-8 Experiments at Maryland: CLIR, QA and Routing, page 623
    D.W. Oard, J. Wang (University of Maryland, College Park, MD)
    D. Lin (University of Manitoda)
    I. Soboroff (University of Maryland, Balitmore County, MD)
  65. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileINQUERY and TREC-8, page 637
    J. Allan, J. Callan, F-F Feng, D. Malin
    (University of Massachusetts)
  66. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileIRIS at TREC-8, page 645
    K. Yang, K.L. Maglaughlin (University of North Carolina)
  67. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileMoving More Quickly toward Full Term Relations in Information Space, page 657
    G. Newby (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  68. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileRetrieval Performance and Visual Dispersion of Query Sets, page 669
    M. Rorvig (The University of North Texas)
  69. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileAsk Me Tomorrow: The NRC and University of Ottawa Question Answering System, page 675
    J. Martin (National Research Council)
    C. Lankester (University of Ottawa))
  70. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileUsing Coreference in Question Answering, page 685
    T. Morton (University of Pennsylvania)
  71. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileInteractive Okapi at Sheffield - TREC-8, page 689
    M. Beaulieu, H Fowkes, N. Alemayehu, M. Sanderson
    (University of Sheffield)
  72. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileThe THISL SDR System At TREC-8, page 699
    D. Abberley, S. Renals (University of Sheffield)
    D. Ellis (ICSI, USA)
    T. Robinson (University of Cambridge, UK and SoftSound, UK)
  73. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileUniversity of Sheffield TREC-8 Q & A System, page 707
    K. Humphreys, R. Gaizauskas, M. Hepple, M. Sanderson (Unviersity of Sheffield)
  74. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileUniversity of Surrey Participation in TREC8: Weirdness Indexing for Logical Document Extrapolation and Retrieval (WILDER), page 717
    K. Ahmad, L. Gillam, L. Tostevin (University of Surrey)
  75. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileThe Mirror DBMS at TREC-8, page 725
    A.P. de Vries, D. Hiemstra (University of Twente)
  76. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileFast Automatic Passage Ranking (MultiText Experiments for TREC-8), page 735
    G.V. Cormack, C.L.A. Clarke, D.I.E. Kisman (University of Waterloo)
    C.R. Palmer (Carnegie Mellon University)
  77. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileXerox TREC-8 Question Answering Track Report, page 743
    D. Hull (Xerox Research Centre Europe)

APPENDICES


A. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileTREC-8 Results, page A-1
B. postscript file  Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) fileSummary Performance Comparisons TREC-2 Through TREC-8, page B-1
K. Spärck Jones (University of Cambridge)

TREC-8 System Descriptions


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