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Ellen M. Voorhees

Ellen M. Voorhees is Computer Scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Titles by This Editor

Experiment and Evaluation in Information Retrieval

The Text REtrieval Conference (TREC), a yearly workshop hosted by the US government's National Institute of Standards and Technology, provides the infrastructure necessary for large-scale evaluation of text retrieval methodologies. With the goal of accelerating research in this area, TREC created the first large test collections of full-text documents and standardized retrieval evaluation. The impact has been significant; since TREC's beginning in 1992, retrieval effectiveness has approximately doubled.