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Automatically generated answers to Trec9 questions 201-300
as of July 7, 2001




Question 201: What was the name of the first Russian astronaut to do a spacewalk?
Qtargets: I-EN-PROPER-PERSON&S-PROPER-NAME

Trec9 results: 1 0 1 1 0 30 (4.8%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: Leonov



Question 202: Where is Belize located?
Qtargets: I-EN-CONTINENT&S-PROPER-NAME, I-EN-WORLD-REGION&S-PROPER-NAME, C-AT-LOCATION (0.5)

Trec9 results: 6 5 1 0 1 20 (27.4%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: south of Mexico on the Yucatan peninsula A: in Central America A: in the Central American isthmus A: in the Caribbean A: Belize is both Caribbean and Central American A: between the Caribbean and Central America A: in the Caribbean Basin A: central America A: Gulf of Honduras, bordered by Belize A: neighbouring Guatemala A: Central American country of Belize A: In Central America A: Honduras -- next door to Belize



Question 203: How much folic acid should an expectant mother get daily?
Qtargets: I-EN-MASS-QUANTITY

Trec9 results: 0 0 0 0 0 33 (0%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: 400 micrograms



Question 204: What type of bridge is the Golden Gate Bridge?
Qtargets: S-NP, S-NOUN
Qargs: bridge, type

Trec9 results: 2 1 0 0 0 30 (7.6%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: suspension bridge



Question 205: What is the population of the Bahamas?
Qtargets: Q-POPULATION, I-EN-NUMERICAL-QUANTITY, I-ENUM-CARDINAL

Trec9 results: 1 0 1 0 0 31 (4%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: 245,000 people



Question 206: How far away is the moon?
Qtargets: I-EN-DISTANCE-QUANTITY

Trec9 results: 6 3 2 1 0 21 (25.5%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: 250,000 miles away A: 230,000 miles A: over 221,000 miles from Earth A: about 240,000 miles away A: 238,855 miles away



Question 207: What is Francis Scott Key best known for?
Qtargets: Q-WHY-FAMOUS-PERSON
Qargs: Francis Scott Key

Trec9 results: 7 1 2 2 3 18 (28.1%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: to pen the national anthem A: the man associated with the national anthem A: to write ``The Star-Spangled Banner.'' A: wrote his famous poem ``The Star-Spangled Banner'' A: Francis Scott Key wrote the national anthem A: the anthem's composer A: Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner A: Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner"



Question 208: What state has the most Indians?
Qtargets: I-EN-PROPER-STATE-DISTRICT

Trec9 results: 0 0 0 0 0 33 (0%)



Question 209: Who invented the paper clip?
Qtargets: I-EN-PROPER-PERSON&S-PROPER-NAME, I-EN-PROPER-ORGANIZATION (0.5)

Trec9 results: 4 6 0 1 1 21 (22.6%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: Norwegian Johan Vaaler's 1899 invention



Question 210: How many dogs pull a sled in the Iditarod?
Qtargets: I-EN-NUMERICAL-QUANTITY, I-ENUM-CARDINAL

Trec9 results: 13 5 1 1 0 13 (48.7%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: 12 to 20 eager dogs A: nine A: at least five dogs A: 13 dogs A: 18 dogs A: 11 dogs



Question 211: Where did bocci originate?
Qtargets: C-AT-LOCATION, I-EN-PROPER-PLACE, I-EN-PLACE (0.5)

Trec9 results: 1 0 0 0 0 32 (3%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: ancient Roman game



Question 212: Who invented the electric guitar?
Qtargets: I-EN-PROPER-PERSON&S-PROPER-NAME, I-EN-PROPER-ORGANIZATION (0.5)

Trec9 results: 0 0 1 0 0 32 (1%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: Adolph Rickenbacker



Question 213: Name a flying mammal.
Qtargets: I-EN-ANIMAL

Trec9 results: 7 0 1 0 1 24 (22.8%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: bat A: Bats



Question 214: How many hexagons are on a soccer ball?
Qtargets: I-EN-NUMERICAL-QUANTITY, I-ENUM-CARDINAL

Trec9 results: 21 1 1 0 0 10 (66.2%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: 20 A: 20 hexagons



Question 215: Who is the leader of India?
Qtargets: I-EN-PROPER-PERSON&S-PROPER-NAME

Trec9 results: 9 3 5 1 2 13 (38.8%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi A: Gandhi A: Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi of India A: Narasimha Rao A: Mr. Narasimha Rao A: Jawaharlal Nehru, the Hindu leader A: Indian Prime Minister Vishwanath Pratap Singh A: Prime Minister Indira Gandhi A: Jawaharlal Nehru



Question 216: What is the primary language of the Philippines?
Qtargets: I-EN-PROPER-LANGUAGE
Qargs: Philippines

Trec9 results: 3 2 1 0 1 26 (13.7%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: English A: Filipino A: English is widely-spoken



Question 217: What is the habitat of the chickadee?
Qtargets: S-NP, S-NOUN
Qargs: habitat

Trec9 results: 4 1 0 1 0 27 (14.4%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: mature trees with large insect populations A: meadows



Question 218: Who was Whitcomb Judson?
Qtargets: Q-WHY-FAMOUS-PERSON
Qargs: Whitcomb Judson

Trec9 results: 6 0 0 0 0 27 (18.2%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: the zipper (by Whitcombe L. Judson)



Question 219: What is the population of Japan?
Qtargets: Q-POPULATION, I-EN-NUMERICAL-QUANTITY, I-ENUM-CARDINAL

Trec9 results: 3 2 1 1 1 25 (14.5%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: 122 million people A: 120 million A: 122.74 million A: 120 million people A: 123 million A: 123,622,541 people A: 122 million



Question 220: Who is the prime minister of Australia?
Qtargets: I-EN-PROPER-PERSON&S-PROPER-NAME

Trec9 results: 16 7 3 3 1 3 (65%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: Robert Hawke A: Bob Hawke A: Paul Keating



Question 221: Who killed Martin Luther King?
Qtargets: I-EN-PROPER-PERSON&S-PROPER-NAME, I-EN-PROPER-ORGANIZATION (0.5)

Trec9 results: 5 4 1 0 1 22 (22.8%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: James Earl Ray A: James Earl Ray, the killer of Martin Luther King A: King assassin James Earl Ray A: Martin Luther King assassin James Earl Ray



Question 222: Who is Anubis?
Qtargets: Q-WHY-FAMOUS-PERSON
Qargs: Anubis

Trec9 results: 2 1 0 2 0 28 (9.1%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: Egyptian god



Question 223: Where's Montenegro?
Qtargets: I-EN-PROPER-COUNTRY, C-AT-LOCATION (0.5)

Trec9 results: 8 4 4 1 0 16 (35.1%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: Yugoslavia A: one of six Yugoslav republics A: Yugoslav Republics of Serbia and Montenegro A: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia/Montenegro) A: part of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia A: Montenegro and Serbia to remain part of Yugoslavia A: Yugoslavia comprising Serbia and Montenegro A: Yugoslavia-consisting just of Serbia and Montenegro A: Yugoslav republic of Montenegro A: in Yugoslavia



Question 224: What does laser stand for?
Qtargets: Q-ABBREVIATION-EXPANSION
Qargs: laser

Trec9 results: 11 2 3 0 0 17 (39.4%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation A: light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation



Question 225: Who is the Greek God of the Sea?
Qtargets: I-EN-SPIRITUAL-BEING&S-PROPER-NAME, I-EN-PROPER-PERSON&S-PROPER-NAME

Trec9 results: 5 2 1 0 1 24 (19.8%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: Poseidon



Question 226: Where is the Danube?
Qtargets: I-EN-PROPER-STATE-DISTRICT, I-EN-PROPER-COUNTRY, I-EN-US-REGION&S-PROPER-NAME, = I-EN-PROPER-PLACE (0.5), I-EN-PLACE (0.33)

Trec9 results: 20 8 4 0 0 1 (76.8%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: near Nagymaros, Hungary A: in both Hungary and Czechsolovakia A: near Allmendingen, about 15 miles southwest of Ulm A: Bratislava A: Romania A: Yugoslavia A: Austria, Hungary and Czechoslovakia A: in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia A: southern Slovakia A: Bulgaria and Romania A: in Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania A: in eastern Romania and southern Ukraine A: Western Europe



Question 227: Where does dew come from?
Qtargets: C-AT-LOCATION, I-EN-PROPER-PLACE, I-EN-PLACE (0.5)

Trec9 results: 1 0 1 1 0 30 (4.8%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: out of air if the air were cooled



Question 228: What is platinum?
Qtargets: Q-DEFINITION
Qargs: platinum, metal|substance

Trec9 results: 0 0 2 3 2 26 (5.5%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: precious metal A: white metal



Question 229: Who is the fastest swimmer in the world?
Qtargets: I-EN-PROPER-PERSON&S-PROPER-NAME

Trec9 results: 16 6 3 2 0 6 (62.1%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: Hungarian swimmer Norbert Rozsa A: Swimmer Jon Sieben of Australia A: Janet Evans A: Evans A: Tom Jager and Mike Barrowman A: Wang A: Mary T. Meagher of the US in 1981 A: Sanders A: Hansen A: Mike Barrowman A: Melvin Stewart A: Catherine Ball in 1968



Question 230: When did the vesuvius last erupt?
Qtargets: C-DATE, C-TEMP-LOC-WITH-YEAR, C-DATE-RANGE, C-YEAR-RANGE, = C-TEMP-LOC (0.5)

Trec9 results: 23 1 2 0 2 5 (74.4%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: 1944



Question 231: Who was the president of Vichy France?
Qtargets: I-EN-PROPER-PERSON&S-PROPER-NAME

Trec9 results: 5 4 1 5 2 16 (27.2%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: Marshal Philippe Petain A: Pierre Laval



Question 232: Who invented television?
Qtargets: I-EN-PROPER-PERSON&S-PROPER-NAME, I-EN-PROPER-ORGANIZATION (0.5)

Trec9 results: 5 4 1 3 2 18 (25.7%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: Charles Francis Jenkins A: Louis W. Parker A: Vladimir Zworykin A: Philo T. Farnsworth



Question 233: Who made the first airplane?
Qtargets: I-EN-PROPER-COMPANY, I-EN-PROPER-PERSON&S-PROPER-NAME, = I-EN-PROPER-ORGANIZATION (0.5)

Trec9 results: 4 1 3 3 0 22 (18.9%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: the Wrights A: Wright brothers



Question 234: Who made the first airplane that could fly?
Qtargets: I-EN-PROPER-COMPANY, I-EN-PROPER-PERSON&S-PROPER-NAME, = I-EN-PROPER-ORGANIZATION (0.5)

Trec9 results: 7 1 2 0 1 22 (25.4%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: Gustave Whitehead A: Wright brothers A: Orville and Wilbur Wright



Question 235: How many astronauts have been on the moon?
Qtargets: I-EN-NUMERICAL-QUANTITY, I-ENUM-CARDINAL

Trec9 results: 0 1 0 2 0 30 (3%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: 12



Question 236: Who is Coronado?
Qtargets: Q-WHY-FAMOUS-PERSON
Qargs: Coronado

Trec9 results: 2 0 1 1 1 28 (8.4%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: explorer



Question 237: Name one of the major gods of Hinduism?
Qtargets: I-EN-SPIRITUAL-BEING&S-PROPER-NAME, I-EN-PROPER-PERSON&S-PROPER-NAME

Trec9 results: 6 3 5 0 1 18 (28.4%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: Brahma A: Lord Shiva A: Vishnu



Question 238: What does the abbreviation OAS stand for?
Qtargets: Q-ABBREVIATION-EXPANSION
Qargs: OAS

Trec9 results: 3 0 0 0 0 30 (9.1%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: Organization of American States



Question 239: Who is Barbara Jordan?
Qtargets: Q-WHY-FAMOUS-PERSON
Qargs: Barbara Jordan

Trec9 results: 8 1 1 0 0 23 (26.8%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: former U.S. Rep. A: Former U.S. Rep. Barbara Jordan A: a former member of Congress



Question 240: How many years ago did the ship Titanic sink?
Qtargets: I-EN-TEMPORAL-QUANTITY

Trec9 results: 11 0 0 1 3 18 (35.9%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: 78 Years A: Seventy seven A: 78 years ago A: 75 years A: 76 years ago



Question 241: What is a caldera?
Qtargets: Q-DEFINITION
Qargs: caldera,

Trec9 results: 5 0 1 0 0 27 (16.2%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: large volcanic crater A: a crater A: crater A: volcanic crater A: lava lake



Question 242: What was the name of the famous battle in 1836 between Texas and Mexico?
Qtargets: S-PROPER-NAME

Trec9 results: 13 1 1 4 0 14 (44.9%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: Alamo A: battle of the Alamo A: the Battle of San Jacinto



Question 243: Where did the ukulele originate?
Qtargets: C-AT-LOCATION, I-EN-PROPER-PLACE, I-EN-PLACE (0.5)

Trec9 results: 4 2 0 0 1 26 (15.8%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: from Portugal



Question 244: Who invented baseball?
Qtargets: I-EN-PROPER-PERSON&S-PROPER-NAME, I-EN-PROPER-ORGANIZATION (0.5)

Trec9 results: 5 1 1 1 0 25 (18.4%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: Abner Doubleday A: Doubleday



Question 245: Where can you find the Venus flytrap?
Qtargets: C-AT-LOCATION, I-EN-PROPER-PLACE, I-EN-PLACE (0.5)

Trec9 results: 5 2 1 0 1 24 (19.8%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: in the Carolinas A: in North Carolina



Question 246: What did Vasco da Gama discover?
Qtargets: S-NP, S-NOUN

Trec9 results: 3 2 0 0 0 28 (12.1%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: sea route around Africa to India A: sea route to India around the Cape of Good Hope



Question 247: Who won the Battle of Gettysburg?
Qtargets: I-EN-PROPER-COUNTRY, I-EN-PROPER-PERSON&S-PROPER-NAME, I-EN-PROPER-ORGANIZATION, I-EN-AGENT (0.5)

Trec9 results: 7 1 0 0 0 25 (22.7%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: the Army of the Potomac A: Union forces A: the Union



Question 248: What is the largest snake in the world?
Qtargets: I-EN-ANIMAL

Trec9 results: 6 1 1 1 0 24 (21.5%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: Reticulated pythons



Question 249: Where is the Valley of the Kings?
Qtargets: C-AT-LOCATION, I-EN-PROPER-PLACE, I-EN-PLACE (0.5)

Trec9 results: 8 6 4 4 0 11 (40.4%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: Egypt A: Luxor, Egypt A: Luxor A: on the West Bank of the Nile opposite Luxor



Question 250: Where did the Maya people live?
Qtargets: C-AT-LOCATION, I-EN-PROPER-PLACE, I-EN-PLACE (0.5)

Trec9 results: 7 7 3 0 5 11 (37.9%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: in the Yucatan Peninsula A: Guatemala A: from the Yucatan to the Nicaraguan frontier A: in Punta de Chimino A: in Guatemala



Question 251: How many people live in Chile?
Qtargets: Q-POPULATION, I-EN-NUMERICAL-QUANTITY, I-ENUM-CARDINAL

Trec9 results: 10 6 0 4 2 11 (43.6%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: 12 million people A: 12 million



Question 252: When was the first flush toilet invented?
Qtargets: C-DATE, C-TEMP-LOC-WITH-YEAR, C-DATE-RANGE, C-YEAR-RANGE, = C-TEMP-LOC (0.5)

Trec9 results: 4 6 0 1 1 21 (22.6%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: in 1775



Question 253: Who is William Wordsworth?
Qtargets: Q-WHY-FAMOUS-PERSON
Qargs: William Wordsworth

Trec9 results: 3 0 4 1 1 24 (14.5%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: English poet A: the English romantic A: poet



Question 254: What is California's state bird?
Qtargets: I-EN-ANIMAL

Trec9 results: 3 1 0 1 0 28 (11.4%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: Valley Quail A: valley quail



Question 255: Who thought of teaching people to tie their shoe laces?
Qtargets: I-EN-PROPER-PERSON&S-PROPER-NAME, I-EN-PROPER-ORGANIZATION (0.5)

Trec9 results: 0 0 0 0 2 31 (1.2%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: Diamond Bar



Question 256: Who is buried in the great pyramid of Giza?
Qtargets: I-EN-PROPER-PERSON&S-PROPER-NAME

Trec9 results: 12 4 3 2 0 12 (47%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: Cheops A: Chephren



Question 257: What do penguins eat?
Qtargets: I-EN-HUMAN-FOOD, I-EN-ANIMAL, I-EN-PLANT-FLORA

Trec9 results: 1 3 3 2 1 23 (12.7%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: Plankton A: krill



Question 258: Where do lobsters like to live?
Qtargets: C-AT-LOCATION, I-EN-PROPER-PLACE, I-EN-PLACE (0.5)

Trec9 results: 3 0 0 0 1 29 (9.7%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: Maine A: off the San Diego coast A: from Newfoundland to the Carolinas



Question 259: What are birds descendents of?
Qtargets: S-NP

Trec9 results: 0 0 0 0 0 33 (0%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: dinosaurs



Question 260: What does NAFTA stand for?
Qtargets: Q-ABBREVIATION-EXPANSION
Qargs: NAFTA

Trec9 results: 4 0 0 0 0 29 (12.1%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: North American Free Trade Association A: North American Free Trade Agreement



Question 261: What company sells the most greeting cards?
Qtargets: I-EN-PROPER-COMPANY, = I-EN-PROPER-ORGANIZATION (0.5)

Trec9 results: 0 0 0 0 0 33 (0%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: Hallmark Cards A: Hallmark



Question 262: What is the name of the longest ruling dynasty of Japan?
Qtargets: I-EN-PROPER-DYNASTY

Trec9 results: 1 1 1 0 0 30 (5.6%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: Tokugawa



Question 263: When was Babe Ruth born?
Qtargets: C-DATE, C-TEMP-LOC-WITH-YEAR, C-DATE-RANGE, C-YEAR-RANGE, = C-TEMP-LOC (0.5)

Trec9 results: 10 4 2 0 0 17 (38.4%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: in 1895 A: 1895



Question 264: Who wrote the Farmer's Almanac?
Qtargets: I-EN-PROPER-PERSON&S-PROPER-NAME, I-EN-PROPER-ORGANIZATION (0.5)

Trec9 results: 2 0 1 2 3 25 (10.4%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: Robert B. Thomas



Question 265: What's the farthest planet from the sun?
Qtargets: I-EN-PROPER-PLANET

Trec9 results: 15 0 1 0 1 16 (47.1%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: Pluto A: Neptune



Question 266: Where was Pythagoras born?
Qtargets: C-AT-LOCATION, I-EN-PROPER-PLACE, I-EN-PLACE (0.5)

Trec9 results: 0 1 0 0 0 32 (1.5%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: Greek mathematician



Question 267: What is the name for clouds that produce rain?
Qtargets: S-NP, S-NOUN
Qargs: cloud, type

Trec9 results: 0 0 0 0 0 33 (0%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: rain clouds



Question 268: Who killed Caesar?
Qtargets: I-EN-PROPER-PERSON&S-PROPER-NAME, I-EN-PROPER-ORGANIZATION (0.5)

Trec9 results: 1 2 0 0 0 30 (6.1%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: Decimus Brutus



Question 269: Who was Picasso?
Qtargets: Q-WHY-FAMOUS-PERSON
Qargs: Picasso

Trec9 results: 19 4 1 1 1 7 (66%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: Spanish-born artist A: pioneer in cubism



Question 270: Where is the Orinoco?
Qtargets: I-EN-PROPER-STATE-DISTRICT, I-EN-PROPER-COUNTRY, I-EN-US-REGION&S-PROPER-NAME, = I-EN-PROPER-PLACE (0.5), I-EN-PLACE (0.33)

Trec9 results: 15 7 1 4 0 6 (60.1%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: in Brazil A: in Venezuela A: South America A: in Venezuela's Federal Amazonas Territory A: in Colombia A: in Eastern Venezuela



Question 271: How tall is the giraffe?
Qtargets: I-EN-DISTANCE-QUANTITY

Trec9 results: 14 9 3 1 1 5 (60.5%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: 16 to 18 feet A: 6 feet A: 18-foot-tall A: 17-foot A: 16-foot-tall



Question 272: Where are there aborigines?
Qtargets: C-AT-LOCATION, I-EN-PROPER-PLACE, I-EN-PLACE (0.5)

Trec9 results: 9 10 0 1 3 10 (45%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: in Australia A: In Australia A: Australia A: New Zealand and Australia A: Australian Aborigines



Question 273: Who was the first U.S. president ever to resign?
Qtargets: I-EN-PROPER-PERSON&S-PROPER-NAME

Trec9 results: 3 3 1 1 1 24 (16%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: Nixon A: President Nixon



Question 274: Who invented the game Scrabble?
Qtargets: I-EN-PROPER-PERSON&S-PROPER-NAME, I-EN-PROPER-ORGANIZATION (0.5)

Trec9 results: 9 2 0 1 1 20 (31.7%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: Alfred Butts A: Alfred Butts, a New York architect



Question 275: About how many soldiers died in World War II?
Qtargets: I-EN-NUMERICAL-QUANTITY, I-ENUM-CARDINAL

Trec9 results: 4 4 2 0 0 23 (20.2%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: 16 million



Question 276: How much money does the Sultan of Brunei have?
Qtargets: I-EN-MONETARY-QUANTITY

Trec9 results: 2 3 2 6 0 20 (17.2%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: $ 24.64 billion A: $ 25 billion A: up to Dollars 30 billion A: Dollars 37bn A: $31 billion



Question 277: How large is Missouri's population?
Qtargets: Q-POPULATION, I-EN-NUMERICAL-QUANTITY, I-ENUM-CARDINAL

Trec9 results: 0 0 0 0 0 33 (0%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: 5.1m



Question 278: What was the death toll at the eruption of Mount Pinatubo?
Qtargets: I-EN-NUMERICAL-QUANTITY, I-ENUM-CARDINAL

Trec9 results: 8 4 1 0 1 19 (31.9%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: more than 200 A: 169 people A: 227 A: 268 A: 338 A: 341



Question 279: Who was Lacan?
Qtargets: Q-WHY-FAMOUS-PERSON
Qargs: Lacan

Trec9 results: 7 1 1 1 2 21 (25.7%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: psychoanalyst A: structuralist psychoanalyst A: media and communications editor at Le Monde



Question 280: What's the tallest building in New York City?
Qtargets: S-NP, S-NOUN
Qargs: building

Trec9 results: 3 4 2 0 0 24 (17.2%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: World Trade Center



Question 281: When did Geraldine Ferraro run for vice president?
Qtargets: C-DATE, C-TEMP-LOC-WITH-YEAR, C-DATE-RANGE, C-YEAR-RANGE, = C-TEMP-LOC (0.5)

Trec9 results: 25 2 0 1 1 4 (80.2%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: 1984 A: in 1984



Question 282: What do ladybugs eat?
Qtargets: I-EN-HUMAN-FOOD, I-EN-ANIMAL, I-EN-PLANT-FLORA

Trec9 results: 10 3 2 3 1 14 (39.7%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: aphids



Question 283: Where is Ayer's rock?
Qtargets: C-AT-LOCATION, I-EN-PROPER-PLACE, I-EN-PLACE (0.5)

Trec9 results: 15 4 1 1 0 12 (53.3%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: central Australia A: Australia A: central Australian desert



Question 284: What is the life expectancy of an elephant?
Qtargets: I-EN-TEMPORAL-QUANTITY
Qargs: elephant

Trec9 results: 4 0 0 1 0 28 (12.9%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: 70 in captivity



Question 285: When was the first railroad from the east coast to the west coast completed?
Qtargets: C-DATE, C-TEMP-LOC-WITH-YEAR, C-DATE-RANGE, C-YEAR-RANGE, = C-TEMP-LOC (0.5)

Trec9 results: 2 0 0 0 0 31 (6.1%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: in 1869 A: May 10 , 1869



Question 286: What is the nickname of Pennsylvania?
Qtargets: LEX&Keystone State, S-NP (0.5), S-NOUN (0.5)
Qargs: Pennsylvania

Trec9 results: 0 0 0 0 0 33 (0%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: the Keystone State



Question 287: Who is Desmond Tutu?
Qtargets: Q-WHY-FAMOUS-PERSON
Qargs: Desmond Tutu

Trec9 results: 17 7 2 2 0 5 (65.7%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: Black Anglican Archbishop A: the winner of the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize A: Anglican spiritual leader for all of southern Africa A: the anti-apartheid cleric A: South African leader A: the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town



Question 288: How fast can a Corvette go?
Qtargets: I-EN-SPEED-QUANTITY

Trec9 results: 1 0 2 0 0 30 (5.1%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: about 180 mph A: can top 190 mph



Question 289: What are John C. Calhoun and Henry Clay known as?
Qtargets: S-NP

Trec9 results: 4 3 0 4 2 20 (20.9%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: long-winded orators A: famous senators A: statesmen A: America's best-known historic figures A: illustrious legislators



Question 290: When was Hurricane Hugo?
Qtargets: C-DATE, C-TEMP-LOC-WITH-YEAR, C-DATE-RANGE, C-YEAR-RANGE, = C-TEMP-LOC (0.5)

Trec9 results: 5 5 1 1 0 21 (24.5%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: 1989 A: in 1989



Question 291: When did the Carolingian period begin?
Qtargets: C-DATE, C-TEMP-LOC-WITH-YEAR, C-DATE-RANGE, C-YEAR-RANGE, = C-TEMP-LOC (0.5)

Trec9 results: 3 4 1 1 1 23 (17.5%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: 8th-Century



Question 292: How big is Australia?
Qtargets: I-EN-AREA-QUANTITY

Trec9 results: 0 2 0 0 0 31 (3%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: 1m square miles



Question 293: Who found Hawaii?
Qtargets: I-EN-PROPER-PERSON&S-PROPER-NAME, I-EN-PROPER-ORGANIZATION (0.5)

Trec9 results: 0 1 0 1 1 30 (2.9%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: Polynesian settlers A: Captain Cook



Question 294: Who is the richest person in the world?
Qtargets: I-EN-PROPER-PERSON&S-PROPER-NAME

Trec9 results: 10 3 3 1 0 16 (38.6%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: the Sultan of Brunei A: Yoshiaki Tsutsumi, the head of Japan's Seibu Railway A: Taikichiro Mori



Question 295: How many films did Ingmar Bergman make?
Qtargets: I-EN-NUMERICAL-QUANTITY, I-ENUM-CARDINAL

Trec9 results: 4 0 1 2 1 25 (15.3%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: more than 50 A: 50



Question 296: What is the federal minimum wage?
Qtargets: I-EN-MONETARY-QUANTITY

Trec9 results: 3 5 5 2 3 15 (25.1%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: from $3.35 an hour to $4.65 A: from Dollars 3.80 to Dollars 4.25 A: Dollars 4.25 an hour A: from Dollars 3.35 to Dollars 3.80 A: $ 3.35 A: from $3.35 an hour to $4.55



Question 297: What did brontosauruses eat?
Qtargets: I-EN-HUMAN-FOOD, I-EN-ANIMAL, I-EN-PLANT-FLORA

Trec9 results: 0 0 0 0 0 33 (0%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: vegetation A: pine needles



Question 298: What is California's state tree?
Qtargets: I-EN-TREE

Trec9 results: 0 1 1 0 0 31 (2.5%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: the redwood



Question 299: How many types of lemurs are there?
Qtargets: I-EN-NUMERICAL-QUANTITY, I-ENUM-CARDINAL

Trec9 results: 24 1 0 1 0 7 (75%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: 29 A: 43 varieties of lemurs A: 30 types



Question 300: What is leukemia?
Qtargets: Q-DEFINITION
Qargs: leukemia, disease

Trec9 results: 8 2 4 1 0 18 (32.1%)
Reference answers (Miruna): A: blood cancer A: cancer of the blood-cell forming system A: a form of blood cancer A: a bone marrow cancer



Compiled by Ulf Hermjakob
Last updated: July 7, 2001