INQUERY and TREC-8
MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST CENTER FOR INTELLIGENT INFORMATION RETRIEVAL
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This year the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval CIIR at the University of Massachusetts participated in seven of the tracks ad-hoc, filtering, spoken document retrieval, small web, large web, question and answer, and the query tracks. We spent significant time working on the filtering track, resulting in substantial performance improvement over TREC-7. For all of the other tracks, we used essentially the same system as used in previous years. Although UMass used a wide rauge of tools, from Unix shell script, to PC spreadsheets, four major tools and techniques were applied across almost all tracks the Inquery search engine, the InRoute filtering engine, query processing, and a query expansion technique known as Local Context Analysis LCA.
- Information Science
- Operations Research
- Computer Programming and Software
- Recording and Playback Devices