This corpus is an extension of the Ambient data set created by Carpineto and Romano. For each subtopic, the websites of the given URLs were downloaded (if accessible). Those documents are named as the original documents, for example, 1/1.4/1.3.html. Each subtopic was then manually enriched to ten documents with websites retrieved by Google (for example, 1/1.1/g00.html - 'g' for Google, 00 for the first Google result). Some subtopics could not be sufficently enriched and were discarded. Moreover, some subtopics were duplicates or not interpretable and were also discarded.


Three files are available:

The data sets consists of 44 topics (topics.txt) and 481 subtopics (subtopics.txt). Some subtopics are topically very similar and therefore rather difficult to be clustered. These subtopics (11.2, 12.13, 14.2, 19.33, 20.2, 20.5, 21.2, 24.3, 24.4, 27.26, 31.16, 36.7, 44.9) are discarded in the file subtopics-filtered.txt, which lists only the remaining 468 subtopics.


For more information on the dataset see the publication below.


Students: Matthias Busse.