The detailed guidelines have been made available. Consider this document a living draft, which may be updated with clarifications or additional explanations, if needed.
There will be three evaluation rounds (Jun 1 – July 15, Aug 1 – Sep 15, and Oct 1 – Nov 15).
The first round should be seen as a “trial” round, mainly meant to test the whole infrastructure and to allow participants familiarize themselves with the procedure. Only CiteSeerX and SOAR are participating in this round; their test queries are already available.
We just received news that Microsoft Academic Search will join TREC OpenSearch, next to SSOAR and CiteSeerX. See our information on sites for more information.
Great news, we just got word that CiteSeerX will join TREC OpenSearch. Their queries, documents and clicks will come your way soon!
Today, we had our first TREC OpenSearch planning session. These slides provoked a lively discussion. We will work on incorporating the things that came up! We will be back soon with a timeline.
We are happy to announce that our OpenSearch proposal has been accepted to run as a track at TREC. Read about the TREC OpenSearch track and stay tuned for updates!
Anne Schuth, University of Amsterdam
Krisztian Balog, University of Stavanger