The TREC-8 Question Answering Track

@article{Voorhees2000TheTQ,
  title={The TREC-8 Question Answering Track},
  author={E. Voorhees},
  journal={Natural Language Engineering},
  year={2000},
  volume={7},
  pages={361 - 378}
}
  • E. Voorhees
  • Published 2000
  • Computer Science
  • Natural Language Engineering
The Text REtrieval Conference (TREC) question answering track is an effort to bring the benefits of large-scale evaluation to bear on a question answering (QA) task. The track has run twice so far, first in TREC-8 and again in TREC-9. In each case, the goal was to retrieve small snippets of text that contain the actual answer to a question rather than the document lists traditionally returned by text retrieval systems. The best performing systems were able to answer about 70% of the questions… Expand
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