UMass at TREC 2003: HARD and QA


In the final analysis, all runs using metadata or clarification forms failed to outperform our best baseline run. We interpret this as an indictment of the track and of our effort. As with most new TREC tracks, the HARD track was slow to get started, had problems being clearly defined, and had poor training data. In addition, several engineering bottlenecks… (More)


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@inproceedings{Jaleel2003UMassAT, title={UMass at TREC 2003: HARD and QA}, author={Nasreen Abdul Jaleel and Andr{\'e}s Corrada-Emmanuel and Qi Li and Xiaoyong Liu and Courtney Wade and James Allan}, booktitle={TREC}, year={2003} }