Accession Number:

ADA456027

Title:

TREC-8 Experiments at Maryland: CLIR, QA and Routing

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK LIBRARY SCHOOL

Report Date:

2000-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The University of Maryland team participated in four aspects of TREC-8 the ad hoc retrieval task, the main task in the cross-language retrieval CLIR track, the question answering track, and the routing task in the filtering track. The CLIR method was based on Pirkolas method for Dictionary-based Query Translation, using freely available dictionaries. Broad-coverage parsing and rule-based matching was used for question answering. Routing was performed using Latent Semantic Indexing in profile space.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Linguistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE