Are you interested in building systems that will assist users towards task completion rather than simply showing relevant results for a query?
The primary goals of the Tasks track are (1) to evaluate a system’s understanding of tasks users aim to complete, and (2) to evaluate how useful are retrieved documents towards the underlying task completion.
Ideally, a search engine should be able to understand the reason that caused the user to submit a query (i.e., the actual task that caused the query to be issued), and rather than just showing results relevant to the query submitted, the search engine should be able to guide the user to complete their task by incorporating the information about the actual information need.
The Tasks track will run for a second year at TREC. For details visit the track’s website.