TREC-COVID: Building a Pandemic Retrieval Test Collection

  • Ellen Voorhees National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Evangelos Kanoulas University of Amsterdam


Assessing how good is a search engine has been an active area of development for more than three decades. During the COVID-19 pandemic however the rate of change in what people are interested in, and the availableinformation online has introduced further challenges for search. TREC-COVID introduces a benchmark collectionto evaluate search engines and provide the means to improve them under the special circumstances of a pandemic.
How to Cite
Voorhees E, Kanoulas E. TREC-COVID: Building a Pandemic Retrieval Test Collection. JEAHIL [Internet]. 23Jun.2021 [cited 20Sep.2021];17(2):8-0. Available from:
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