Evaluating Systems for Multilingual and Multimodal Information Access [electronic resource] : 9th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum, CLEF 2008, Aarhus, Denmark, September 17-19, 2008, Revised Selected Papers / edited by Carol Peters, Thomas Deselaers, Nicola Ferro, Julio Gonzalo, Gareth J. F. Jones, Mikko Kurimo, Thomas Mandl, Anselmo Peñas, Vivien Petras.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science: 5706Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2009Description: XXIV, 1002 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783642044472Subject(s): Computer science | Data mining | Information storage and retrieval systems | Information systems | Translators (Computer programs) | Computational linguistics | Computer Science | Language Translation and Linguistics | User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction | Information Storage and Retrieval | Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery | Information Systems Applications (incl.Internet) | Computational LinguisticsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 006.35 LOC classification: P98-98.5Online resources: Click here to access online
What Happened in CLEF 2008 -- I: Multilingual Textual Document Retrieval (Ad Hoc) -- TEL@CLEF -- Persian@CLEF -- Robust-WSD -- Ad Hoc Mixed: TEL and Persian -- II: Mono- and Cross-Language Scientific Data Retrieval (Domain-Specific) -- III: Interactive Cross-Language Retrieval (iCLEF) -- IV: Multiple Language Question Answering (QA@CLEF) -- Mono and Bilingual QA -- Answer Validation Exercise (AVE) -- Question Answering on Script Transcription (QAST) -- V: Cross-Language Retrieval in Image Collections (ImageCLEF) -- ImageCLEFphoto -- ImageCLEFmed -- ImageCLEFWiki -- VI: Multilingual Web Track (WebCLEF) -- VII: Cross-Language Geographical Retrieval (GeoCLEF) -- VIII: Cross-Language Video Retrieval (VideoCLEF) -- IX: Multilingual Information Filtering (INFILE@CLEF) -- X: Morpho Challenge at CLEF 2008.
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.