Areca: Online Comparison of Research Results
To experiment properly, scientists from many researchareas need large sets of real world data. Information re-trieval scientists for example often need to evaluate theiralgorithms on a dataset or a gold standard. The availabil-ity of these datasets often is insufﬁcient and authors withthe same goal do not evaluate their approaches on thesame data. To make research results more transparentand comparable, we introduce Areca, an online portalfor sharing datasets and/or the results that were reachedwith the author’s algorithms on these datasets. Havingsuch an online comparison makes it easier to grasp thestate-of-the-art on certain tasks and drive research toimprove the results.