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Subject [Lucene-java Wiki] Update of "OpenRelevance" by GrantIngersoll
Date Sat, 02 May 2009 14:48:12 GMT
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The following page has been changed by GrantIngersoll:
http://wiki.apache.org/lucene-java/OpenRelevance

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  [[TableOfContents(3)]]
  
  = Introduction =
@@ -9, +8 @@

  
  = Motivation =
  
- While [http://trec.nist.gov TREC] and other conferences provide corpora, query sets and
judgments, none of them do so in a free and open way.  Furthermore, while their distribution
rights would allow the use of the corpora by committers at Apache, they do not allow for wider
dissemination to the community as a whole, which severely hinders qualitative improvements
in relevance in open source search projects.  While we are starting this under the auspices
of the Lucene project, we are by no means aiming to be Lucene only.
+ While [http://trec.nist.gov TREC] and other conferences provide corpora, query sets and
judgments, none of them do so in a free and open way.  Furthermore, while their distribution
rights would allow the use of the corpora by committers at Apache, they do not allow for wider
dissemination to the community as a whole, which severely hinders qualitative improvements
in relevance in open source search projects.  While we are starting this under the auspices
of the Lucene project, we are by no means aiming to be Lucene only.  Eventually, this could
become it's own top level project and go beyond just search to offer collections, etc. for
machine learning and other tracks.
  
  = Planning =
  
@@ -33, +32 @@

   * Get infrastructure backing
   * Academic involvement?  SIGIR?  Others?
  
+ = Initial Committers =
+ 
+ While we think most of the work can be done via a wiki and that there isn't really going
to be any "releases" per se, we may still have some tools, etc. that we check into SVN, etc.
+ 
+  * Grant Ingersoll
+  * Andrzej Bialecki
+ 

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