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Report on the Glasgow IR group (glair4) submission

Sanderson, Mark and Ruthven, Ian (1996) Report on the Glasgow IR group (glair4) submission. In: Proceedings of the Fifth Text Retrieval Conference (TREC-5), 1995-11-01 - 1995-11-03.

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Abstract

This year's submission from the Glasgow IR group (glair4) is to the category B automatic ad hoc section. Due to pressures of time and unexpected complications, our intended application of a technique known as generalised imaging [Crestani 95] was not completed in time for the TREC deadline. Therefore, the submission is the output of an IR system running a simplistic retrieval strategy, similar to last year's submission though with some intended improvements. It would appear from comparison with other category B submissions that this strategy is relatively successful. The following sections of this report contain a description of the retrieval strategy used, a analysis of the results, and finally, a discussion of our intentions for TREC 6.