LREC 2000 2nd International Conference on Language Resources & Evaluation

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Title Multilingual Topic Detection and Tracking: Successful Research Enabled by Corpora and Evaluation
Authors Wayne Charles L. (Department of Defense, Ft. Meade, MD 20755-6514,
Session Session EO5 - Information Retrieval and Question Answering Evaluation
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Abstract Topic Detection and Tracking (TDT) refers to automatic techniques for locating topically related material in streams of data such as newswire and broadcast news. DARPA-sponsored research has made enormous progress during the past three years, and the tasks have been made progressively more difficult and realistic. Well-designed corpora and objective performance evaluations have enabled this success.