Background linking

Given a news story, retrieve other news articles that provide important context or background information. Build these links into an "explainer" box where links are grouped by what kind of context they offer. The goal is to help a reader understand or learn more about the story or main issues in the current article using the best possible sources.


Given a news story, identify short passages in the article that should be hyperlinked to either another article, or a Wikipedia article, in order to provide in-context access to information that would help contextualize or fill in background on the story being read.


Getting the data

The TREC Washington Post Collection can be obtained here

Slack channel

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Information for participants

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