BMIR-J2: A test collection for evaluation of Japanese information retrieval systems

Tetsuya Sakai, Tsuyoshi Kitani, Yasushi Ogawa, Tetsuya Ishikawa, Haruo Kimoto, Ikuo Keshi, Jun Toyoura, Toshikazu Fukushima, Kunio Matsui, Yoshihiro Ueda, Takenobu Tokunaga, Hiroshi Tsuruoka, Hidekazu Nakawatase, Teru Agata, Noriko Kando

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BMIR-J2 is the first complete test collection generally available for evaluating Japanese information retrieval systems. BMIR-J2 features include a novel division of search requests based on various functions required to perform successful retrieval. BMIR-J2 and its smaller predecessor BMIR-J1 were constructed by a volunteer-based working group under the Information Processing Society of Japan. We hope that BMIR-J2 will come into wide use and that it will foster the development of Japanese IR systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-17
Number of pages5
JournalSIGIR Forum (ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture


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