Format of results for news clustering track
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Format of results for news clustering track

Results should be returned as one or several XML files with the following structure:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="windows-1251"?>
<romip:taskresult xmlns:romip="" collectionId="ROMIP-2006-News" trackId="news-track-2007">


      <message srcRef="2-45521" />
      <message srcRef="1-60452" />
      <message srcRef="1-27391" />
      <message srcRef="2-74430" />
      <message srcRef="3-1002" />



Tag run is descriprion of the system produced the result.
  • systemID - system identifier provided by ROMIP organizing commitee.
  • runID - run identifier to distinguish between different runs of same participant. Value is up to participant.

Event topics should be stored as set of events wrapped by event-topic tag. Event are sets of message tags wrapped by event tag. Message identifier (srcRef attribute of message tag) should match identifier from input news feed (see description of collection format).