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TREC'13 Contextual Suggestion Track (Final Call for Participation)

From: Jaap Kamps <kamps@uva.nl>
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 22:50:29 +0200
Message-ID: <51CA0295.8090405@uva.nl>
To: semantic-web@w3.org
Call for Participation in the TREC'13 Contextual Suggestions Track

Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2013)
November 19-22, Gaithersburg MD, USA

Submission deadline extended to July 23, 2013

The Contextual Suggestion Track evaluates system that suggest 
attractions in a target city, given known user preferences in another 
city.  For example, given the attractions a user would like to visit in 
Philadelphia, can we predict the attractions that user would like to 
visit in Cincinnati?  The task models the problem of a traveler with a 
mobile device seeking suggestions for activities in a city he or she is 

Participating groups will be given:
- A set of profiles for each user (like and dislikes for attractions). 
Over 550 profiles are available.
- A set of 50 geographical contexts (cities) that the system should target.

The system should return a list of up to 50 ranked suggestions for each 
profile+context pair.  Submissions will be judged by the profiled users.

In order to report suggestions a system may use:
- URLs from the open Web
- ClueWeb12 <http://lemurproject.org/clueweb12/>
- ClueWeb12 B13 (7% of all of ClueWeb12)
- ClueWeb12 CS (A small, specialized subcollection.  Details are 
available on the contextual suggestion website.)

Additionally, participants may use other available resources, such as 
Google Places, etc.  Training data is available in the form of judged 
profile+context pairs from the TREC 2012 version of this task.

Selected participants will have an opportunity to present their work at 
TREC 2013. There are still 4 weeks left to participate, with the 
ClueWeb12 CS collection providing a relatively easy starting point for 
participants with limited resources.

For further details:
- Please see the contextual suggestion track webpage at: 
- Join the track's mailing list: Send a mail message to listproc (at) 
nist.gov such that the body consists of the line subscribe trec-context 
<FirstName> <LastName>
- Information about TREC'13 at <http://trec.nist.gov>
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