Official GeoTime Topics for NTCIR-9
The following files have only topics in a single language, and the "CDATA" wrappers around the topic text are removed and all topic texts are on a single line (should be simpler to process)
GeoTime Example topics from NTCIR-9
GeoTime Example topics from NTCIR-8
These topics are for use against the English (New York Times) or Japanese (Mainichi) collections. If you are running only English, please do not use the <DESCRIPTION LANG="JA"> or <NARRATIVE LANG="JA"> fields.
Please see the SCHEDULE for the date that the run results are due. We will be describing the format for run results and submission details within a few days. Participants may submit as many as 5 separate runs.
FIVE SAMPLE TOPICS:
When and where did George Kennan die?
How long after the Sumatra earthquake did the tsunami hit Sri Lanka?
When and where were the last three Winter Olympics held?
When did direct flights between China and Taiwan begin?
When and where did Cyrus Vance die?