UMass at TREC 2002: Cross Language and Novelty Tracks
MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST CENTER FOR INTELLIGENT INFORMATION RETRIEVAL
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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 years queries. For the novelty track, we applied variants of techniques that have been employed for other problems. In addition, we created additional training data by manually annotating 48 additional topics.
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