University of Strathclyde at TREC HARD

M. Baillie, D. Elsweiler, E. Nicol, I. Ruthven, S. Sweeney, M. Yakici, F. Crestani, M. Landoni, E.M. Voorhees (Editor), L.M. Buckland (Editor)

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The motivation behind the University of Strathclyde's approach to this years HARD track was inspired from previous experiences by other participants, in particular research by [1], [3] and [4]. A running theme throughout these papers was the underlying hypothesis that a user's familiarity in a topic (i.e. their previous experience searching a subject), will form the basis for what type or style of document they will perceive as relevant. In other words, the user's context with regards to their previous search experience will determine what type of document(s) they wish to retrieve.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventProceedings of the Fourteenth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC-14) - Maryland, USA
Duration: 15 Nov 200518 Nov 2005


ConferenceProceedings of the Fourteenth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC-14)
CityMaryland, USA


  • information retrieval
  • searching
  • document retrieval
  • search algorithm

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