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CLEF, CLEF 2010, and PROMISEs: Perspectives for the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum

Nicola Ferro
2010 NTCIR Conference on Evaluation of Information Access Technologies  
This paper will provide a brief summary of the most significant results achieved by CLEF in the past ten years, it will describe the new format and organization for CLEF which is being experimented for  ...  After ten years of increasingly successful evaluation campaigns, the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) has come to an appropriate moment to assess what has been achieved in this decade and also to  ...  The track was coordinated by UNED, Madrid, Spain; Sheffield University, UK; Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Sweden. Multilingual Question Answering (QA@CLEF).  ... 
dblp:conf/ntcir/Ferro10 fatcat:xn5ttzldifbevbvvr3jszzelhi

EVIA 2008

Tetsuya Sakai, Mark Sanderson, Noriko Kando
2009 SIGIR Forum  
The first workshop on Evaluating Information Access was held at the National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan on May 15 th , 2007.  ...  It was composed of a five invited speakers and two sessions of refereed papers and posters. References K. Spärck Jones and C. J. van Rijsbergen.  ...  Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio and Nicola Ferro (University of Padua, Italy) described the DIRECT system developed at Padua, which is being used extensively by CLEF track organizers to create test collections  ... 
doi:10.1145/1670598.1670609 fatcat:5mdza6zflngsbiwp2ts3y2wxpi

From CLEF to TrebleCLEF: the Evolution of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum

Nicola Ferro, Carol Peters
2008 NTCIR Conference on Evaluation of Information Access Technologies  
In the final part, we outline our main ideas for the future of CLEF.  ...  The Cross-Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) has been running for nearly ten years now; the aim of this paper is to provide a critical assessment of the results achieved so far.  ...  Acknowledgements CLEF is organised on a distributed basis with different research groups being responsible for the running of the various tracks.  ... 
dblp:conf/ntcir/FerroP08 fatcat:h3p27ct6grgdnoe4sr52ce77va

Overview of QAST 2009 [chapter]

Jordi Turmo, Pere R. Comas, Sophie Rosset, Olivier Galibert, Nicolas Moreau, Djamel Mostefa, Paolo Rosso, Davide Buscaldi
2010 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper describes the experience of QAST 2009, the third time a pilot track of CLEF has been held aiming to evaluate the task of Question Answering in Speech Transcripts.  ...  In addition an original method of question creation was tried in order to get spontaneous oral questions resulting in two sets of questions (spoken and written).  ...  Acknowledgments This work has been jointly funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science (TEXTMESS project -TIN2006-15265-C06) and OSEO under the Quaero program.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-15754-7_22 fatcat:yncovszmq5ae3cmacdg7xiwqee

On the Voice-Activated Question Answering

Paolo Rosso, Lluís-F. Hurtado, Encarna Segarra, Emilio Sanchis
2012 IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics Part C (Applications and Reviews)  
Abstract Question Answering is probably one of the most challenging tasks in the field of Natural Language Processing.  ...  This paper provides a comprehensive description of current state-of-the-art Voiceactivated Question Answering systems.  ...  A completely different approach is the one proposed by the Tokyo Institute of Technology [63] where all word sequences (between one and five words long) are used to match the answer in a QA database:  ... 
doi:10.1109/tsmcc.2010.2089620 fatcat:tirmodeurbg7rkok6juj7zdet4

Cross-language Information Retrieval [article]

Petra Galuščáková, Douglas W. Oard, Suraj Nair
2022 arXiv   pre-print
This chapter reviews the state of the art for CLIR and outlines some open research questions.  ...  Two key assumptions shape the usual view of ranked retrieval: (1) that the searcher can choose words for their query that might appear in the documents that they wish to see, and (2) that ranking retrieved  ...  The multiple language question answering track at CLEF 2003. In CLEF, volume 3237, 08 2003. [121] B. Magnini, A. Vallin, C. Ayache, G. Erbach, A. Peñas, M. de Rijke, P. Rocha, K.  ... 
arXiv:2111.05988v2 fatcat:4f3qbtcswvdavhzhufehdlbyry

A survey on question answering technology from an information retrieval perspective

Oleksandr Kolomiyets, Marie-Francine Moens
2011 Information Sciences  
This article provides a comprehensive and comparative overview of question answering technology.  ...  The survey suggests a general question answering architecture that steadily increases the complexity of the representation level of questions and information objects.  ...  This resulted in the first Web-based QA system, START, which was developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2004 [56] .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ins.2011.07.047 fatcat:se6dcorj2jbidath35go5wi5yy

A Survey on Cross Language Information Retrieval

Sanjay K.Dwivedi, Ganesh Chandra
2016 International Journal on Cybernetics & Informatics  
A huge amount of information on Internet is available in different language that can be access by anybody at any time.  ...  Further, based on available literature, a number of challenges and issues in CLIR have been identified and discussed. 128 With the rapid development of Internet technology, globalization of information  ...  In Question/Answering end-users throw a question in a form of query and retrieve answers for that. However, challenge is to retrieve answers of English questions in different language.  ... 
doi:10.5121/ijci.2016.5113 fatcat:mwgsiqoamrehlh4xus3dltp2ga

Search as Learning (Dagstuhl Seminar 17092)

Kevyn Collins-Thompson, Preben Hansen, Claudia Hauff, Marc Herbstritt
2017 Dagstuhl Reports  
The latter though are an essential component of information discovery and learning.  ...  This report describes the program and the results of Dagstuhl Seminar 17092 "Search as Learning", which brought together 26 researchers from diverse research backgrounds.  ...  Hansen (Stockholm University, SE), Noriko Kando (National Institute of Informatics -Tokyo, JP), Soo Young Rieh (University of Michigan -Ann Arbor, US), Daniel Russell (Google Inc.  ... 
doi:10.4230/dagrep.7.2.135 dblp:journals/dagstuhl-reports/Collins-Thompson17 fatcat:4lxrrultkjac7elptw2mazwgci

Image retrieval: Research and use in the information explosion

Masashi INOUE
2009 Progress in Informatics  
of these technologies.  ...  This paper provides an overview of the difficulties and possibilities of technological or technology-related research topics resulting from the huge amount of images currently available and highlights  ...  Images are also helpful in question-answering systems [38] [39] .  ... 
doi:10.2201/niipi.2009.6.2 fatcat:3heqmoacpnatbc4h3k6byivmoy

The CLEF 2011 Photo Annotation and Concept-based Retrieval Tasks

Stefanie Nowak, Karolin Nagel, Judith Liebetrau
2011 Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum  
The ImageCLEF 2011 Photo Annotation and Concept-based Retrieval Tasks pose the challenge of an automated annotation of Flickr images with 99 visual concepts and the retrieval of images based on query topics  ...  Summarizing the results, the annotation task could be solved with a MiAP of 0.443 in the multimodal configuration, with a MiAP of 0.388 in the visual configuration, and with a MiAP of 0.346 in the textual  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank the CLEF campaign for supporting the ImageCLEF initiative.  ... 
dblp:conf/clef/NowakNL11 fatcat:kfjwv7jqwvbahcftxijsfsmgi4

Combining concepts and language models for information access

Edgar Meij
2011 SIGIR Forum  
Recent advances have enabled the use of rich query representations in the form of query language models.  ...  Through extensive evaluations, a systematic exploration and thorough analysis of the experimental results of the proposed models is performed.  ...  aimed at answering this chapter's main research questions.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1988852.1988873 fatcat:5zppjnfynzhpxblsvkjdftdnua

Mining meaning from Wikipedia

Olena Medelyan, David Milne, Catherine Legg, Ian H. Witten
2009 International Journal of Human-Computer Studies  
Wikipedia is a goldmine of information; not just for its many readers, but also for the growing community of researchers who recognize it as a resource of exceptional scale and utility.  ...  It represents a vast investment of manual effort and judgment: a huge, constantly evolving tapestry of concepts and relations that is being applied to a host of tasks.  ...  Acknowledgements We warmly thank Evgeniy Gabrilovich, Rada Mihalcea, Dan Weld, Sö ren Auer, Fabian Suchanek and the YAGO team for their valuable comments on a draft of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ijhcs.2009.05.004 fatcat:mzxszf4jlfcizbgxuemgdwzdiy

Broad-scale ecosystem services of European wetlands—overview of the current situation and future perspectives under different climate and water management scenarios

Tomasz Okruszko, Harm Duel, Mike Acreman, Mateusz Grygoruk, Martina Flörke, Christof Schneider
2011 Hydrological Sciences Journal  
This paper presents an overview of the ecosystem services of European wetlands, based on a representative sample of 102 protected wetlands larger than 5000 ha, and the implications of hydrological alterations  ...  The impacts of future scenarios were distributed across Europe with potential threats to ecosystem services of European wetlands resulting in the loss of between 26 and 46% of all identified ecosystem  ...  Acknowledgements The study presented in this paper was conducted as part of the European Commission FP6 SCENES project. We thank two anonymous reviewers for their constructive comments.  ... 
doi:10.1080/02626667.2011.631188 fatcat:elouda36mfe23eggodsxwydtzq

Deep Learning for Text Style Transfer: A Survey [article]

Di Jin, Zhijing Jin, Zhiting Hu, Olga Vechtomova, Rada Mihalcea
2021 arXiv   pre-print
We also provide discussions on a variety of important topics regarding the future development of this task. Our curated paper list is at  ...  We discuss the task formulation, existing datasets and subtasks, evaluation, as well as the rich methodologies in the presence of parallel and non-parallel data.  ...  Although it is reasonable to customize the experimental settings according to the needs of a certain work, it is suggested to at least use the standard setting in at least one of the many reported experiments  ... 
arXiv:2011.00416v5 fatcat:wfw3jfh2mjfupbzrmnztsqy4ny
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