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Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI

Evaluating Systems for Multilingual and Multimodal Information Access

9th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum, CLEF 2008, Aarhus, Denmark, September 17-19, 2008, Revised Selected Papers

Editors: Deselaers, Th., Ferro, N., Gonzalo, J., Kurimo, M., Mandl, Th., Petras, V. (Eds.)

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The ninth campaign of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) for European languages was held from January to September 2008. There were seven main eval- tion tracks in CLEF 2008 plus two pilot tasks. The aim, as usual, was to test the p- formance of a wide range of multilingual information access (MLIA) systems or s- tem components. This year, 100 groups, mainly but not only from academia, parti- pated in the campaign. Most of the groups were from Europe but there was also a good contingent from North America and Asia plus a few participants from South America and Africa. Full details regarding the design of the tracks, the methodologies used for evaluation, and the results obtained by the participants can be found in the different sections of these proceedings. The results of the CLEF 2008 campaign were presented at a two-and-a-half day workshop held in Aarhus, Denmark, September 17–19, and attended by 150 resear- ers and system developers. The annual workshop, held in conjunction with the European Conference on Digital Libraries, plays an important role by providing the opportunity for all the groups that have participated in the evaluation campaign to get together comparing approaches and exchanging ideas. The schedule of the workshop was divided between plenary track overviews, and parallel, poster and breakout sessions presenting this year’s experiments and discu- ing ideas for the future. There were several invited talks.

Table of contents (131 chapters)

  • What Happened in CLEF 2008

    Peters, Carol

    Pages 1-14

  • CLEF 2008: Ad Hoc Track Overview

    Agirre, Eneko (et al.)

    Pages 15-37

  • Logistic Regression for Metadata: Cheshire Takes on Adhoc-TEL

    Larson, Ray R.

    Pages 38-41

  • Query Expansion via Library Classification System

    Bosca, Alessio (et al.)

    Pages 42-49

  • Experiments on a Multinomial Language Model versus Lucene’s Off-the-Shelf Ranking Scheme and Rocchio Query Expansion (TEL@CLEF Monolingual Task)

    Machado, Jorge (et al.)

    Pages 50-57

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evaluating Systems for Multilingual and Multimodal Information Access
Book Subtitle
9th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum, CLEF 2008, Aarhus, Denmark, September 17-19, 2008, Revised Selected Papers
Editors
  • Thomas Deselaers
  • Nicola Ferro
  • Julio Gonzalo
  • Mikko Kurimo
  • Thomas Mandl
  • Vivien Petras
Series Title
Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI
Series Volume
5706
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-04447-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-04447-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-04446-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 1002
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