Text Retrieval via Semantic Forests


We approached our first participation in TREC with an interest in performing retrieval on the output of automatic speech-to-text (speech recognition) systems and a background in performing topic-labeling on such output. Our primary thrust, therefore, was to participate in the SDR track. In conformance with the rules, we also participated in the Ad Hoc text-retrieval task, to create a baseline for comparing our converted topic-labeling system with other approaches to IR and to assess the effect of speech-transcription errors. A second thrust was to explore rapid prototyping of an IR system, given the existing topic-labeling software.

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@inproceedings{Schone1997TextRV, title={Text Retrieval via Semantic Forests}, author={Patrick Schone and Jeffrey L. Townsend and Thomas H. Crystal and Calvin Olano}, booktitle={TREC}, year={1997} }