Four cross-lingual runs in maximum, in which any combinations of
fields are allowed.
Some submitted runs might be used to create pools for relevance assessment
(i.e., "judged runs"); others could be scored using those judgments
(i.e., "un-judged runs").
The number of judged runs for each participant will depend on the
total number of submissions received.
Which Topics to Run
Test topics will be selected to contain enough known relevant segments (or playback
points in Czech collection) to avoid instability in the evaluation measures, and few
enough known relevant segments (or playback points) that we believe the judged set to
be reasonably complete.
We will report official evaluation results only on the selected evaluation topics.
For the Searching English task, you should submit runs for ALL 105 topics.
- 63 (63_qid.txt) are the
2006 training topics for which QRELS are available
(these 63 topics should be used for system tuning); and
- 33 (33_qid.txt) are the
2006 testing topics for which QRELS are available
(You must NOT use these 33 queries for system tuning); and
- the remaining 9 topics with no QRELS available.
For each run, the top-1000 results will be accepted in the format:
Topic-ID Dummy-field Document-ID Rank Similarity-score Run-ID
Topic number in the <NUM> field of each topic file.
Unused field for evaluation, usually use 'Q0' for the field.
Document ID in the <DOCNO> field of the segment.
Rank assigned to the segment (1=highest).
System-generated similarity value of the segment to the topic.
(This field is mandatory for evaluation.)
An unique identifier for each run.
Participants should each adopt some standard convention for Run-ID that
begins with a unique identifier for the participant and ends with a unique run identifier.
For example, the University of Ipsilanti might create a Run-ID: UipsASR1b.
Please try to avoid Run-ID longer than about 10 characters.
What to Put in Your README File
Your README file should contain the following information:
Name of the contact person;
Complete contact information (email, phone, postal address, and fax);
Where to Send Your Submission
English runs should be submitted via email to
Czech runs should be submitted via the web
in a single compressed file (.zip or .tgz).
The compressed file should contain:
Each run in a separate file;
One completed questionnaire
for all submitted runs.
Submissions will be acknowledged within 24 hours; participants must ensure that acknowledgment
If you have any questions, please email