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XML retrieval and relevance project

From: Avi Rappoport <xml@searchtools.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2002 12:25:56 -0800
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To: <www-ql@w3.org>


I'm not involved in this, but I think it is pretty exciting.  There 
was a workshop on this at SIGIR in Finland this summer.  The project 
seems to be based on TREC, so take a look at <http://trec.nist.gov> 
to see how that played out.

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from "gabriella kazai" <gabs@dcs.qmul.ac.uk>

During the course of 2002, the Delos funded INEX initiative
(Initiative for the Evaluation of XML retrieval) created an XML test
collection consisting of publications of the IEEE Computer Society in
12 magazines and 6 transactions, covering 7 and a half years from 1995
to 2002, and totalling 12107 articles and 494MB. The collection comes
with 60 topics/queries (30 content-only and 30 content-and-structure),
relevance assessments and evaluation procedures (inex_eval). Due to
copyright issues only participating organisations will have access to
the completed test collection.

We invite organisations to participate in the last stage of the
collection building process and gain access to the completed INEX
collection. We have 10 remaining queries/topics (listed below) for
which we require relevance assessors. We provide an on-line assessment
system and guidelines according to which assessment is to be done.
Note that the assessment of one topic takes approximately 3-4 days.
Also, applicants should be well informed about their selected
topic(s). The deadline to complete the assessments by is the 15th of
January 2003.

To apply please fill in the form below and email it to Gabriella Kazai
at gabs@dcs.qmul.ac.uk. Applications will be considered on a
first-come-first-served basis. Successful applicants will be issued a
username and password to access the on-line assessment system and on
completion the finished INEX test collection.

Further information about INEX is available at
http://qmir.dcs.qmul.ac.uk/inex/.

Topics:
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Q32: Research and business opportunities related to the Semantic Web
Q35: Cost models and functions for parallel query optimisation
Q39: Design or architecture of video systems providing video on
demand
Q40: Content-based retrieval of multimedia data, like image, audio or
video
Q44: The Internet's impact on society (as a communication medium)
Q50: Existing tools for editing and parsing XML
Q54: Methodologies/technologies for knowledge building, acquisition
and sharing
Q55: Digital divide, planning infrastructure for digital communities,
city planning
Q56: Open hypermedia systems and agents
Q57: Public key cryptography (RSA, EC, DSA etc)


Application form:
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First (given) name:
Surname (family name):
Organisation:
Full postal address:
Telephone number:
Fax number:
Email:
Areas of expertise (max 100 words):
Selected topic(s):
Your interest in obtaining the INEX test collection (max 50 words):

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