TREC Genomics Track

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This Web site is the archival site for the TREC Genomics Track, which ran from 2003 to 2007 and was funded by Grant ITR-0325160 of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Information Technology Research (ITR) program. The track test collections can still be obtained. The protocol and data files were updated in late 2008 to reflect the end of the track, but still might have some jargon and tenses of writing from during the time the track was running.

There is a special issue of the journal Information Retrieval devoted to Information Retrieval in Biomedicine - The TREC Genomics Track. The overview paper for this issue gives a good overview of the entire track.

The track was directed by William Hersh, who also served as PI of the NSF grant. Additional information about the track and IR in biomedicine generally can be found in his book.

Background Information

How to access the track data
Background on TREC and genomics information
Steering Committee membership

2007 Track

Final Protocol
Track overview paper from conference proceedings
Powerpoint slides from track overview session at TREC 2007 meeting (11/7/07)
Results of official runs from 2007 track
Listing of data files and tools for the 2007 track
Guidelines for the 2007 relevance judges

2006 Track

Final Protocol
Track overview paper from conference proceedings
Powerpoint slides from track plenary session at TREC 2006 meeting (11/15/06)
Listing of data files and tools for the 2006 track
Guidelines for the 2006 relevance judges
NLP and other tools for the 2006 track

2005 Track

Final Protocol
Results from 2005
Track overview paper from conference proceedings
Powerpoint slides from track plenary session at TREC 2005 meeting (11/16/05)
Listing of data files from 2005
Summer, 2005 survey for future directions

2004 Track

Final protocol
Track overview paper from conference proceedings
Results from ad hoc runs for 2004
Listing of data files from 2004
Description of data update for 2004 track files
Powerpoint slides from track plenary session at TREC 2004 meeting (11/18/04)
Two journal papers on the 2004 ad hoc and categorization tasks published in Journal of Biomedical Discovery and Collaboration.

2003 Track

Final protocol
Analysis of relevance for training and test queries
Track overview paper from conference proceedings
Powerpoint slides from track plenary session at TREC 2003 meeting (11/19/03)
Report of 2003 track for SIGIR Forum

This track was supported by Grant 0325160 of the National Science Foundation Information Technology Research initiative.

Last updated - 23 December 2008