Evaluation of Multilingual and Multi-modal Information Retrieval

Evaluation of Multilingual and Multi-modal Information Retrieval

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The seventhcampaignof the CrossLanguageEvaluationForum (CLEF)for - ropean languages was held from January to September 2006. There were eight evaluationtracksinCLEF2006, designedtotesttheperformanceofawiderange of multilingual information access systems or system components. A total of 90 groupsfromallovertheworldsubmittedresultsforoneormoreoftheevaluation tracks. Fulldetailsregardingthetrackdesign, theevaluationmethodologies, and the results obtained by the participants can be found in the di?erent sections of these proceedings. The results of the campaign were reported and discussed at the annual workshop, held in Alicante, Spain, 20-22 September, immediately following the 10th EuropeanConference on Digital Libraries. The workshopwas attended by approximately 130 researchers and system developers. In addition to presentationsinplenaryand parallelsessions, the poster sessionandbreakout meetings gave participants a chance to discuss ideas and results in detail. An invited talk was givenby Noriko Kando from the National Institute of Inform- ics, Tokyo on the NTCIR evaluation initiative for Asian languages. The ?nal session focussed on technical transfer issues. Martin Braschler, fromtheUniv- sity of Applied Sciences Winterthur, Switzerland, gave a talk on a€œWhat MLIA Applications Can Learn from Evaluation Campaignsa€ while Fredric Gey from the University of California, Berkeley, USA, summarised some of the main c- clusionsoftheMLIAworkshopatSIGIR2006, wheremuchofthediscussionwas concentratedon problems involvedin building and marketing commercial MLIA systems. The workshop was preceded by two related events. On 19 September, the ImageCLEF group, together with the MUSCLE Networkof Excellence, held a joint meeting on a€œUsage-Oriented Multimedia Information Retrieval Eva- ationa€.7th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum, CLEF 2006, Alicante, Spain, September 20-22, 2006, Revised Selected Papers Carol ... Experiments on indexing the manual summaries and keywords gave the best retrieval results.

Title:Evaluation of Multilingual and Multi-modal Information Retrieval
Author:Cross-Language Evaluation Forum. Workshop, Carol Peters, Paul Clough, Fredric C. Gey
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-09-06


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