The Text REtrieval Conference (TREC): History and Plans for TREC-9

@article{Voorhees1999TheTR,
  title={The Text REtrieval Conference (TREC): History and Plans for TREC-9},
  author={Ellen M. Voorhees and Donna K. Harman},
  journal={SIGIR Forum},
  year={1999},
  volume={33},
  pages={12-15}
}
Text retrieval systems have historically been refined through experimentation on test collections. In 1990 NIST was asked to build a very large test collection for use in evaluation of text retrieval technology in the DARPA TIPSTER project. This collection was to be on the order of 1 million full-text documents: a magnitude about 100 times larger than any… CONTINUE READING