The Twenty-Sixth Text REtrieval Conference
(TREC 2017) Proceedings



Index of TREC 2017 Papers by Track


Common Core
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Complex Answer Retreival] [Dynamic Domain] [OpenSearch] [LiveQA] [Precision Medicine] [Real-time Summarization] [Tasks]
  • PDF file TREC 2017 Common Core Track Overview
    James Allan, Donna Harman, Evangelos Kanoulas, Dan Li, Christophe Van Gysel, Ellen Voorhees

  • PDF file [ICTNET] ICTNET at TREC 2017 Common Core Track
    Xu Chang, Liying Jiao, Jinlong Liu, Weijian Zhu, Yuanhai Xue, Li Zha and Yue Liu - Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
    Xu Chang, Liying Jiao, Jinlong Liu, Weijian Zhu, Yuanhai Xue, Li Zha and Yue Liu - Key Laboratory of Web Data Science and Technology, CAS
    Xu Chang, Liying Jiao, Jinlong Liu and Weijian Zhu - University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
    Xueqi Cheng - Institute of Network Technology, ICT (YANTAI), CAS

  • PDF file [ILPS] ILPS at TREC 2017 Common Core Track
    Christophe Van Gysel, Dan Li and Evangelos Kanoulas - Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • PDF file [ims-core] IMS @ TREC 2017 Core Track
    Nicola Ferro - Department of Information Engineering, University of Padua

  • PDF file [MRG_UWaterloo] MRG_UWaterloo and WaterlooCormack Participation in the TREC 2017 Common Core Track
    Maura R. Grossman and Gordon V. Cormack - University of Waterloo

  • PDF file [RMIT] RMIT at the 2017 TREC CORE Track
    Rodger Benham, Luke Gallagher, Joel Mackenzie, Tadele T. Damessie, Ruey-Cheng Chen, Falk Scholer and J. Shane Culpepper - RMIT University Melbourne, Australia
    Alistair Moffat - The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  • PDF file [tgncorp] Tarragon Consulting at TREC 2017: Common Core Track
    Richard M. Tong - Tarragon Consulting Corporation, Berkeley, California, USA

  • PDF file [udel_fang] Evaluating Axiomatic Retrieval Models in the Core Track
    Yue Wang, Peilin Yang, and Hui Fang - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Delaware

  • PDF file [UMass] UMass at TREC 2017 Common Core Track
    Qingyao Ai, Hamed Zamani, Stephen Harding, Shahrzad Naseri, James Allan and W. Bruce Croft - Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval, College of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Massachusetts

  • PDF file [UWaterlooMDS] UWaterlooMDS at the TREC 2017 Common Core Track
    Haotian Zhang, Mustafa Abualsaud, Nimesh Ghelani, Angshuman Ghosh, Gordon V. Cormack, and Maura R. Grossman - David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo
    Mark D. Smucker - Department of Management Sciences, University of Waterloo

  • PDF file [WaterlooCormack] MRG_UWaterloo and WaterlooCormack Participation in the TREC 2017 Common Core Track
    Maura R. Grossman and Gordon V. Cormack - University of Waterloo

  • PDF file [Webis] Webis at TREC 2017: Open Search and Core Tracks
    Matthias Hagen, Yamen Ajjour, Johannes Kiesel, Payam Adineh and Benno Stein - Bauhaus-Universitat Weimar, Germany


  • Complex Answer Retrieval
    [
    Common Core] [Dynamic Domain] [OpenSearch] [LiveQA] [Precision Medicine] [Real-time Summarization] [Tasks]
  • PDF file TREC Complex Answer Retrieval Overview
    Laura Dietz - University of New Hampshire
    Manisha Verma - University College London
    Filip Radlinski - Google
    Nick Craswell - Microsoft

  • PDF file [ICTNET] ICTNET at TREC2017 Complex Answer Retrieval Track
    Rui Cheng, Xiaomin Zhuang, Hao Yan, Yuanhai Xue, Zhihua Yu, Yue Liu and Xueqi Cheng - Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
    Rui Cheng, Xiaomin Zhuang, Hao Yan, Yuanhai Xue, Zhihua Yu, Yue Liu and Xueqi Cheng - Key Laboratory of Web Data Science and Technology,CAS
    Rui Cheng, Xiaomin Zhuang and Hao Yan - University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

  • PDF file [MPIID5] Contextualized PACRR for Complex Answer Retrieval
    Sean MacAvaney - Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA
    Andrew Yates and Kai Hui - Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrucken, Germany

  • PDF file [UTDHLTRI] UTD HLTRI at TREC 2017: Complex Answer Retrieval Track
    Ramon Maldonado, Stuart Taylor and Sanda M. Harabagiu - Department of Computer Science, Human Language Technology Research Institute, University of Texas at Dallas


  • Dynamic Domain
    [
    Common Core] [Complex Answer Retreival] [OpenSearch] [LiveQA] [Precision Medicine] [Real-time Summarization] [Tasks]
  • PDF file TREC 2017 Dynamic Domain Track Overview
    Grace Hui Yang and Zhiwen Tang - Georgetown University
    Ian Soboroff - NIST

  • PDF file [georgetown] A Reinforcement Learning Approach for Dynamic Search
    Zhiwen Tang and Grace Hui Yang - Georgetown University

  • PDF file [ICTNET] ICTNET at TREC 2017 Dynamic Domain Track
    Weimin Zhang, Yaokang Hu, Rongqian Jia, Xianfa Wang, Le Zhang, Yue Feng, Sihao Yu, Yuanhai Xue, Xiaoming Yu, Yue Liu and Xueqi Cheng - Institute of Computing Technology, CAS
    Weimin Zhang, Yaokang Hu, Rongqian Jia, Xianfa Wang, Le Zhang, Yue Feng, Sihao Yu, Yuanhai Xue, Xiaoming Yu, Yue Liu and Xueqi Cheng - Key Laboratory of Web Data Science and Technology, CAS
    Weimin Zhang, Yaokang Hu, Rongqian Jia, Xianfa Wang, Le Zhang, Yue Feng and Sihao Yu - University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • PDF file [UMD_CLIP] UMD_CLIP: Using Relevance Feedback to Find Diverse Documents for TREC Dynamic Domain 2017
    Kristine Rogers and Douglas W. Oard - College of Information Studies and UMIACS, University of Maryland, College Park


  • LiveQA
    [
    Common Core] [Complex Answer Retreival] [Dynamic Domain] [OpenSearch] [Precision Medicine] [Real-time Summarization] [Tasks]
  • PDF file Overview of the Medical Question Answering Task at TREC 2017 LiveQA
    Asma Ben Abacha and Dina Demner-Fushman - U.S. National Library of Medicine
    Eugene Agichtein - Emory University
    Yuval Pinter - Georgia Institute of Technology

  • PDF file [CMU-OAQA] CMU OAQA at TREC 2017 LiveQA: A Neural Dual Entailment Approach for Question Paraphrase Identification
    Di Wang and Eric Nyberg - Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University,Pittsburgh, PA

  • PDF file [prna] Open domain real-time question answering based on asynchronous multiperspective context-driven retrieval and neural paraphrasing
    Vivek Datla, Tilak Arora, Joey Liu, Viraj Adduru, Sadid A. Hasan, Kathy Lee, Ashequl Qadir, Yuan Ling, Aaditya Prakash, Oladimeji Farri - Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Philips Research North America, Cambridge, MA, USA


  • OpenSearch
    [
    Common Core] [Complex Answer Retreival] [Dynamic Domain] [LiveQA] [Precision Medicine] [Real-time Summarization] [Tasks]
  • PDF file Overview of TREC OpenSearch 2017
    Rolf Jagerman and Martin de Rijke - University of Amsterdam
    Krisztian Balog - University of Staveneger
    Phillip Schaer - TH Köln
    Johann Schaible and Narges Tavakolpoursaleh - GESIS---Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences

  • PDF file [FEUP] FEUP at TREC 2017 OpenSearch Track Graph-Based Models for Entity-Oriented
    José Devezas, Carla Teixeira Lopes and Sérgio Nunes - INESC TEC and DEI, FEUP, Porto, Portugal

  • PDF file [ICTNET] ICTNET at TREC2017 OpenSearch Track
    Peng Xu, Long Bai, Suiyuan Zhang, Fang Yang,,Zhibin Zhang, Xiaoming Yu, Xiaolong Jin and Xueqi Cheng - Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
    Peng Xu, Long Bai, Suiyuan Zhang, Fang Yang, Zhibin Zhang, Xiaoming Yu, Xiaolong Jin and Xueqi Cheng - Key Laboratory of Web Data Science and Technology, CAS
    Peng Xu, Long Bai, Suiyuan Zhang and Fang Yang - University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

  • PDF file [IR-Cologne] IR-Cologne at TREC 2017 OpenSearch Track: Rerunning Popularity Ranking Experiments in a Living Lab
    Narges Tavakolpoursaleh - GESIS --- Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Cologne, Germany
    Mandy Neumann and Philipp Schaer - TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences), Cologne, Germany

  • PDF file [Webis] Webis at TREC 2017: Open Search and Core Tracks
    Matthias Hagen, Yamen Ajjour, Johannes Kiesel, Payam Adineh and Benno Stein - Bauhaus-Universitat Weimar, Germany


  • Precision Medicine
    [
    Common Core] [Complex Answer Retreival] [Dynamic Domain] [OpenSearch] [LiveQA] [Real-time Summarization] [Tasks]
  • PDF file Overview of the TREC 2017 Precision Medicine Track
    Kirk Roberts - The University of Texas Health Science Center
    Dina Demner-Fushman - U.S. National Library of Medicine
    Ellen M. Voorhees - NIST
    William R. Hersh and Steven Bedrick - Oregon Health and Science University
    Alexander J. Lazar and Shubham Pant - The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • PDF file [BiTeM] Customizing a Variant Annotation-Support Tool: an Inquiry into Probability Ranking Principles for TREC Precision Medicine
    Emilie Pasche, Julien Gobeill, Luc Mottin, Anaïs Mottaz, Douglas Teodoro, Paul Van Rijen and Patrick Ruch - HES-SO / HEG Geneva, Information Sciences, Geneva, Switzerland
    Emilie Pasche, Julien Gobeill, Luc Mottin, Anaïs Mottaz, Douglas Teodoro, and Patrick Ruch - SIB Text Mining, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Geneva, Switzerland
    Anaïs Mottaz - Laboratory of Cognitive Neurorehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland

  • PDF file [cbnu] CBNU at TREC 2017 Precision Medicine Track
    Seung-Hyeon Jo and Kyung-Soon Lee - Division of Computer Science and Engineering, CAIIT Chonbuk National University, Korea

  • PDF file [CSIRO] CSIRO at 2017 TREC Precision Medicine Track
    Vincent Nguyen, Sarvnaz Karimi, Sara Falamaki, Diego Molla-Aliod, Cecile Paris and Stephen Wan - CSIRO Data61 Marsfield, NSW, Australia

  • PDF file [ETH] ETH Zurich at TREC Precision Medicine 2017
    Negar Foroutan Eghlidi, Jannick Griner, Nicolas Mesot, Leandro von Werra and Carsten Eickhoff - Department of Computer Science, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

  • PDF file [HokieGo] HokieGo at 2017 PM Task: Genetic Programming based re-ranking method In Biomedical Information Retrieval
    Junyan Wu, Xiaofu Ma and Weiguo Fan - Virginia Tech

  • PDF file [imi_mug] TREC 2017 Precision Medicine - Medical University of Graz
    Pablo López-García Michel Oleynik, Zdenko Kasáč and Stefan Schulz - Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Documentation, Medical University of Graz, Austria

  • PDF file [MayoNLPTeam] Leveraging both Structured and Unstructured Data for Precision Information Retrieval
    Yanshan Wang, Ravikumar Komandur-Elayavilli, Majid Rastegar-Mojarad, and Hongfang Liu - Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

  • PDF file [MedIER] Retrieving documents based on gene name variations: MedIER at TREC 2017 Precision Medicine Track
    Tong Yin - School of Information, University of Michigan
    Danny T.Y. Wu - Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Cincinnati
    V.G.Vinod Vydiswaran - Department of Learning Health Sciences, University of Michigan

  • PDF file [NaCTeM] Identifying Personalised Treatments and Clinical Trials for Precision Medicine using Semantic Search with Thalia
    Piotr Przybyla, Axel J. Soto and Sophia Ananiadou - National Centre for Text Mining, School of Computer Science, The University of Manchester, UK

  • PDF file [POZNAN] POZNAN Contribution to TREC PM 2017
    Artur Cieslewicz - Poznan University of Medical Sciences
    Jakub Dutkiewicz and Czeslaw Jedrzejek - Poznan University of Technology

  • PDF file [prna-mit] A Hybrid Approach to Precision Medicine-related Biomedical Article Retrieval and Clinical Trial Matching
    Yuan Ling, Sadid A. Hasan, JoeyLiu, Kathy Lee, Vivek Datla, Ashequl Qadir, and Oladimeji Farri - Artificial Intelligence Lab, Philips Research North America, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Michele Filannino, William Boag, Di Jin and Ozlem Uzuner - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Kevin P. Buchan - State University of New York, Albany, NY, USA
    Michele Filannino, Kahyun Lee, Ozlem Uzuner - George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA

  • PDF file [teckro] Patient selection for clinical trials based on concept-based retrieval and result filtering and ranking
    Johannes Leveling - Teckro, Limerick, Ireland

  • PDF file [TREC_UB] Ranking Clinical Trials Using Elasticsearch
    Ajinkya Yogesh Thorve - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo, NY
    Haimonti Dutta - Department of Management Science and Systems, University at Buffalo, NY

  • PDF file [UCAS] UCAS at TREC-2017 Precision Medicine Track
    Canjia Li, Ben He, Yingfei Sun, and Jungang Xu - School of Computer and Control Engineering, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • PDF file [UD_GU_BioTM] UD_GU_BioTM at TREC 2017: Precision Medicine Track
    A. S. M. Ashique Mahmood, Gang Li, Cathy Wu and K. Vijay-Shanker - Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA
    Shruti Rao, Peter McGarvey and Subha Madhavan - Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics, Georgetown University, Washington D.C, USA
    Peter McGarvey and Cathy Wu - Protein Information Resource, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington D.C, USA
    Cathy Wu - Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA
    Subha Madhavan - Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington D.C, USA

  • PDF file [udel_fang] Combining Term-based and Concept-based Representation for Clinical Retrieval
    Yue Wang and Hui Fang - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Delaware

  • PDF file [UKNLP] Team UKNLP at TREC 2017 Precision Medicine Track: A Knowledge-Based IR System with Tuned Query-Time Boosting
    Jiho Noh - Department of Computer Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
    Ramakanth Kavuluru - Division of Biomedical Informatics (Department of Internal Medicine) and the Department of Computer Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA

  • PDF file [UNTIIA] UNT Precision Medicine Information Retrieval at TREC 2017
    Lokesh Kumar Viswavarapu and Haihua Chen - Intelligent Information Access Laboratory, College of Information, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
    Jiangping Chen, Ana Cleveland and Haihua Chen - Department of Information Science, College of Information, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
    Lokesh Kumar Viswavarapu - Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

  • PDF file [UTDHLTRI] UTD HLTRI at TREC 2017: Precision Medicine Track
    Travis R. Goodwin, Michael A. Skinner and Sanda M. Harabagiu - Human Language Technology Research Institute, Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas


  • Real-time Summarization
    [
    Common Core] [Complex Answer Retreival] [Dynamic Domain] [OpenSearch] [LiveQA] [Precision Medicine] [Tasks]
  • PDF file Overview of the TREC 2017 Real-Time Summarization Track
    Jimmy Lin, Salman Mohammed, Royal Sequiera, Luchen Tan, Nimesh Ghelani and Mustafa Abualsaud - University of Waterloo
    Richard McCreadie - University of Glasgow
    Dmitrijs Milajevs and Ellen Voorhees - National Institute of Standards and Technology

  • PDF file [advanse_lirmm] Summarizing tweet in real-time by filtering quality, relevant and non redundant tweets
    Bilel Moulahi - LIRMM, University of Montpellier, CNRS, Cedex, France
    Lamjed Ben Jabeur - P3 Group, Blagnac, France
    Rafik Abbes and Lynda Tamine - IRIT, Université de Toulouse UPS-IRIT, Cedex, France

  • PDF file [BJUT] BJUT at TREC 2017: Real-Time Summarization Track
    Qingwei Meng, Kai Wang and Zhen Yang - College of Computer Science, Faculty of Information, Beijing University of Technology, China

  • PDF file [HLJIT] HLJIT at TREC 2017 Real-Time Summarization
    Zhongyuan Han, Leilei Kong, Liuyang Tian and Haoliang Qi - School of Computer Science and Technology, Heilongjiang Institute of Technology, China
    Song Li and Liuyang Tian - School of Computer Science and Technology, Harbin Engineering University - China

  • PDF file [ICTNET] ICTNET at TREC 2017 Real-Time Summarization Track
    Xiao Wang, PengCheng Fan, Liang Cheng, Guoliang Xing and Zhihua Yu - Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
    Xiao Wang, PengCheng Fan, Liang Cheng, Guoliang Xing and Zhihua Yu - Key Laboratory of Web Data Science and Technology,CAS
    Xiao Wang, PengCheng Fan and Liang Cheng - University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
    Xueqi Cheng - Institute of Network Technology, ICT (YANTAI), CAS

  • PDF file [IRIT] IRIT at TREC Real-Time Summarization 2017
    Abdelhamid Chellal and Mohand Boughanem - Universite de Toulouse UPS-IRIT, France

  • PDF file [IRIT] Some thoughts from IRIT about the scenario A of the TREC RTS 2016 and 2017 tracks
    Gilles Hubert, Jose G. Moreno, Karen Pinel-Sauvagnat and Yoann Pitarch - Universite de Toulouse UPS-IRIT, France

  • PDF file [NOVASearch] NOVASearch at TREC 2017 Real-Time Summarization Track
    Gustavo Gonçalves, Flávio Martins and João Magalhães - NOVA LINCS, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Caparica, Portugal

  • PDF file [PKUICST] PKUICST at TREC 2017 Real-Time Summarization Track: Push Notifications and Email Digest
    Jizhi Tang, Chao Lv, Lili Yao and Dongyan Zhao - Institute of Computer Science and Technology, Peking University, China

  • PDF file [prna] Recognizing Tweet Relevance with Profile-specific and Profile-independent Supervised Models
    Kathy Lee, Ashequl Qadir, Yuan Ling, Joey Liu, Sadid A. Hasan, Vivek Datla, Aaditya Prakash, Oladimeji Farri - Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Philips Research North America, Cambridge, MA, USA

  • PDF file [QU] Exploiting Live Feedback for Tweet Real-time Push Notifications
    Reem Suwaileh and Tamer Elsayed - Computer Science and Engineering Department, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

  • PDF file [S.T] at TREC 2017: Real-Time Summarization Track
    Junjie Xiong, Dongdong Xiang, Qian Guo, Haiguang Chen - Shanghai Normal University

  • PDF file [SOIC] Fast NLP-based Pattern Matching in Real Time Tweet Recommendation
    Zheng Gao and John Wolohan - School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering Indiana University Bloomington

  • PDF file [udel_fang] Silent Day Detection in Real-Time Summarization Track
    Kuang Lu, Peilin Yang, and Hui Fang - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Delaware


  • Tasks
    [
    Common Core] [Complex Answer Retreival] [Dynamic Domain] [OpenSearch] [LiveQA] [Precision Medicine] [Real-time Summarization]
  • PDF file TREC 2017 Tasks Track Overview
    Evangelos Kanoulas - University of Amsterdam
    Emine Yilmaz and Rishabh Mehrotra - University College London
    Ben Carterette - University of Delaware
    Nick Craswell and Peter Bailey - Microsoft

  • PDF file [BJUT] BJUT at TREC 2017: Tasks Track
    Lupu Li, Guangyuan Zhang and Zhen Yang - College of Computer Science, Faculty of Information, Beijing University of Technology, China

  • PDF file [SienaCLTeam] Siena's Tasks Track System
    Emily Barranca - Swathmore College, Swathmore, PA
    Sharon Gower Small - Siena College Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Loudonville, NY