Overview of the TREC 2014 Federated Web Search Track

Thomas Demeester, Dolf Trieschnigg, Dong Nguyen, Djoerd Hiemstra, Ke Zhou

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Abstract / Description of output

The TREC Federated Web Search track facilitates research on federated web search, by providing a large realistic data collection sampled from a multitude of online search engines. The FedWeb 2013 Resource Selection and Results Merging tasks are again included in FedWeb 2014, and we additionally introduced the task of vertical selection. Other new aspects are the required link between the Resource Selection and Results Merging tasks, and the importance of diversity in the merged results. After an overview of the new data collection and relevance judgments, the individual participants’ results for the tasks are introduced, analyzed, and compared.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of The Twenty-Third Text REtrieval Conference, TREC 2014, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, November 19-21, 2014
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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