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Anserini: Regressions for ClueWeb12-B13

Indexing

Typical indexing command:

nohup sh target/appassembler/bin/IndexCollection -collection ClueWeb12Collection \
-generator JsoupGenerator -threads 44 -input /path/to/cw12b13 -index \
lucene-index.cw12b13.pos+docvectors+rawdocs -storePositions -storeDocvectors \
-storeRawDocs >& log.cw12b13.pos+docvectors+rawdocs &

The directory /path/to/cw12-b13/ should be the root directory of ClueWeb12-B13 collection, i.e., /path/to/cw12-b13/ should bring up a bunch of subdirectories, ClueWeb12_00 to ClueWeb12_18.

For additional details, see explanation of common indexing options.

Retrieval

Topics and qrels are stored in src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/, downloaded from NIST:

After indexing has completed, you should be able to perform retrieval as follows:

nohup target/appassembler/bin/SearchCollection -topicreader Webxml -index lucene-index.cw12b13.pos+docvectors+rawdocs -topics src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/topics.web.201-250.txt -output run.cw12b13.bm25.topics.web.201-250.txt -bm25 &
nohup target/appassembler/bin/SearchCollection -topicreader Webxml -index lucene-index.cw12b13.pos+docvectors+rawdocs -topics src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/topics.web.251-300.txt -output run.cw12b13.bm25.topics.web.251-300.txt -bm25 &

nohup target/appassembler/bin/SearchCollection -topicreader Webxml -index lucene-index.cw12b13.pos+docvectors+rawdocs -topics src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/topics.web.201-250.txt -output run.cw12b13.bm25+rm3.topics.web.201-250.txt -bm25 -rm3 &
nohup target/appassembler/bin/SearchCollection -topicreader Webxml -index lucene-index.cw12b13.pos+docvectors+rawdocs -topics src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/topics.web.251-300.txt -output run.cw12b13.bm25+rm3.topics.web.251-300.txt -bm25 -rm3 &

nohup target/appassembler/bin/SearchCollection -topicreader Webxml -index lucene-index.cw12b13.pos+docvectors+rawdocs -topics src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/topics.web.201-250.txt -output run.cw12b13.bm25+ax.topics.web.201-250.txt -bm25 -axiom -rerankCutoff 20 -axiom.deterministic -axiom.beta 0.1 &
nohup target/appassembler/bin/SearchCollection -topicreader Webxml -index lucene-index.cw12b13.pos+docvectors+rawdocs -topics src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/topics.web.251-300.txt -output run.cw12b13.bm25+ax.topics.web.251-300.txt -bm25 -axiom -rerankCutoff 20 -axiom.deterministic -axiom.beta 0.1 &

nohup target/appassembler/bin/SearchCollection -topicreader Webxml -index lucene-index.cw12b13.pos+docvectors+rawdocs -topics src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/topics.web.201-250.txt -output run.cw12b13.ql.topics.web.201-250.txt -ql &
nohup target/appassembler/bin/SearchCollection -topicreader Webxml -index lucene-index.cw12b13.pos+docvectors+rawdocs -topics src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/topics.web.251-300.txt -output run.cw12b13.ql.topics.web.251-300.txt -ql &

nohup target/appassembler/bin/SearchCollection -topicreader Webxml -index lucene-index.cw12b13.pos+docvectors+rawdocs -topics src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/topics.web.201-250.txt -output run.cw12b13.ql+rm3.topics.web.201-250.txt -ql -rm3 &
nohup target/appassembler/bin/SearchCollection -topicreader Webxml -index lucene-index.cw12b13.pos+docvectors+rawdocs -topics src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/topics.web.251-300.txt -output run.cw12b13.ql+rm3.topics.web.251-300.txt -ql -rm3 &

nohup target/appassembler/bin/SearchCollection -topicreader Webxml -index lucene-index.cw12b13.pos+docvectors+rawdocs -topics src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/topics.web.201-250.txt -output run.cw12b13.ql+ax.topics.web.201-250.txt -ql -axiom -rerankCutoff 20 -axiom.deterministic -axiom.beta 0.1 &
nohup target/appassembler/bin/SearchCollection -topicreader Webxml -index lucene-index.cw12b13.pos+docvectors+rawdocs -topics src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/topics.web.251-300.txt -output run.cw12b13.ql+ax.topics.web.251-300.txt -ql -axiom -rerankCutoff 20 -axiom.deterministic -axiom.beta 0.1 &

Evaluation can be performed using trec_eval and gdeval.pl:

eval/gdeval.pl src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/qrels.web.201-250.txt run.cw12b13.bm25.topics.web.201-250.txt
eval/trec_eval.9.0.4/trec_eval -m map -m P.30 src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/qrels.web.201-250.txt run.cw12b13.bm25.topics.web.201-250.txt
eval/gdeval.pl src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/qrels.web.251-300.txt run.cw12b13.bm25.topics.web.251-300.txt
eval/trec_eval.9.0.4/trec_eval -m map -m P.30 src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/qrels.web.251-300.txt run.cw12b13.bm25.topics.web.251-300.txt

eval/gdeval.pl src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/qrels.web.201-250.txt run.cw12b13.bm25+rm3.topics.web.201-250.txt
eval/trec_eval.9.0.4/trec_eval -m map -m P.30 src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/qrels.web.201-250.txt run.cw12b13.bm25+rm3.topics.web.201-250.txt
eval/gdeval.pl src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/qrels.web.251-300.txt run.cw12b13.bm25+rm3.topics.web.251-300.txt
eval/trec_eval.9.0.4/trec_eval -m map -m P.30 src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/qrels.web.251-300.txt run.cw12b13.bm25+rm3.topics.web.251-300.txt

eval/gdeval.pl src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/qrels.web.201-250.txt run.cw12b13.bm25+ax.topics.web.201-250.txt
eval/trec_eval.9.0.4/trec_eval -m map -m P.30 src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/qrels.web.201-250.txt run.cw12b13.bm25+ax.topics.web.201-250.txt
eval/gdeval.pl src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/qrels.web.251-300.txt run.cw12b13.bm25+ax.topics.web.251-300.txt
eval/trec_eval.9.0.4/trec_eval -m map -m P.30 src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/qrels.web.251-300.txt run.cw12b13.bm25+ax.topics.web.251-300.txt

eval/gdeval.pl src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/qrels.web.201-250.txt run.cw12b13.ql.topics.web.201-250.txt
eval/trec_eval.9.0.4/trec_eval -m map -m P.30 src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/qrels.web.201-250.txt run.cw12b13.ql.topics.web.201-250.txt
eval/gdeval.pl src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/qrels.web.251-300.txt run.cw12b13.ql.topics.web.251-300.txt
eval/trec_eval.9.0.4/trec_eval -m map -m P.30 src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/qrels.web.251-300.txt run.cw12b13.ql.topics.web.251-300.txt

eval/gdeval.pl src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/qrels.web.201-250.txt run.cw12b13.ql+rm3.topics.web.201-250.txt
eval/trec_eval.9.0.4/trec_eval -m map -m P.30 src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/qrels.web.201-250.txt run.cw12b13.ql+rm3.topics.web.201-250.txt
eval/gdeval.pl src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/qrels.web.251-300.txt run.cw12b13.ql+rm3.topics.web.251-300.txt
eval/trec_eval.9.0.4/trec_eval -m map -m P.30 src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/qrels.web.251-300.txt run.cw12b13.ql+rm3.topics.web.251-300.txt

eval/gdeval.pl src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/qrels.web.201-250.txt run.cw12b13.ql+ax.topics.web.201-250.txt
eval/trec_eval.9.0.4/trec_eval -m map -m P.30 src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/qrels.web.201-250.txt run.cw12b13.ql+ax.topics.web.201-250.txt
eval/gdeval.pl src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/qrels.web.251-300.txt run.cw12b13.ql+ax.topics.web.251-300.txt
eval/trec_eval.9.0.4/trec_eval -m map -m P.30 src/main/resources/topics-and-qrels/qrels.web.251-300.txt run.cw12b13.ql+ax.topics.web.251-300.txt

Effectiveness

With the above commands, you should be able to replicate the following results:

MAP BM25 +RM3 +Ax QL +RM3 +Ax
TREC 2013 Web Track: Topics 201-250 0.0468 0.0408 0.0435 0.0397 0.0322 0.0358
TREC 2014 Web Track: Topics 251-300 0.0224 0.0210 0.0180 0.0235 0.0203 0.0183
P30 BM25 +RM3 +Ax QL +RM3 +Ax
TREC 2013 Web Track: Topics 201-250 0.2113 0.1673 0.1833 0.1780 0.1513 0.1507
TREC 2014 Web Track: Topics 251-300 0.1273 0.1207 0.1107 0.1373 0.1173 0.1147
NDCG20 BM25 +RM3 +Ax QL +RM3 +Ax
TREC 2013 Web Track: Topics 201-250 0.1286 0.1119 0.1287 0.1106 0.0920 0.1141
TREC 2014 Web Track: Topics 251-300 0.1183 0.1081 0.0963 0.1177 0.1004 0.0989
ERR20 BM25 +RM3 +Ax QL +RM3 +Ax
TREC 2013 Web Track: Topics 201-250 0.0838 0.0753 0.0941 0.0768 0.0553 0.0780
TREC 2014 Web Track: Topics 251-300 0.1201 0.1066 0.0928 0.1092 0.0928 0.0900

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