UMass at TREC 2002: Cross Language and Novelty Tracks

  title={UMass at TREC 2002: Cross Language and Novelty Tracks},
  author={Leah S. Larkey and James Allan and Margaret E. Connell and Alvaro Bolivar and Courtney Wade},
The University of Massachusetts participated in the cross-language and novelty tracks this year. The cross-language submission was characterized by combination of evidence to merge results from two different retrieval engines and a variety of different resources – stemmers, dictionaries, machine translation, and an acronym database. We found that proper names were extremely important in this year’s queries. For the novelty track, we applied variants of techniques that have been employed for… CONTINUE READING
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