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Short queries, natural language and spoken documents retrieval: experiments at Glasgow University

Crestani, F., Sanderson, M., Theophylactou, M. and Lalmas, M. (1997) Short queries, natural language and spoken documents retrieval: experiments at Glasgow University. In: NIST Special Publication 500-240. The Sixth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 6), November 19-21, 1997, Gaithersburg, Maryland.. NIST , pp. 667-686.

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Abstract

This paper contains a description of the methodology and results of the three TREC submissions made by the Glasgow IR group (glair). In addition to submitting to the ad hoc task, submissions were also made to NLP track and to the SDR speech `pre-track'. Results from our submissions reveal that some of our approaches have performed poorly (i.e. ad hoc and NLP track), but we have also had success particularly in the speech track through use of transcript merging. We also highlight and discuss a seemingly unusual result where retrieval based on the very short versions of the TREC ad hoc queries produced better retrieval effectiveness than retrieval based on more `normal' length queries.

Item Type: Proceedings Paper
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Information School (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2008 14:36
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 16:57
Published Version: http://trec.nist.gov/pubs/trec6/t6_proceedings.htm...
Status: Published
Publisher: NIST
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/4531

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