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Challenges to Evaluation of Multilingual Geographic Information Retrieval in GeoCLEF

Fredric C. Gey, Ray R. Larson, Mark Sanderson, Kerstin Bischoff, Thomas Mandl, Christa Womser-Hacker, Diana Santos, Paulo Rocha, Andrés Montoyo, Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio, Nicola Ferro
2007 NTCIR Conference on Evaluation of Information Access Technologies  
After two years of evaluation we are beginning to understand the challenges to both Geographic Information Retrieval from text and of evaluation of the results of geographic information retrieval.  ...  This is the third year of the evaluation of geographic information retrieval (GeoCLEF) within the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF).  ...  Evaluation Challenges We divide the challenges to evaluation within GeoCLEF into two areas -evaluation problems which occur within the general area of ad-hoc retrieval of multilingual collections and evaluation  ... 
dblp:conf/ntcir/GeyLSBMWSRMNF07 fatcat:6snytewzgnhszipg3dh2cdqmvu

Evaluating GIR

Thomas Mandl
2011 SIGSPATIAL Special  
The processing of geographic terms poses several challenges. Some of these challenges are typical information retrieval issues.  ...  In the query "Environmental pollution in European waters", the term waters can refer to rivers, lakes or the sea. Other challenges are specific to geographic information retrieval.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2047296.2047306 fatcat:goy4qkuvxzhsdmpawlic5gzf4q

What happened in CLEF 2008: Introduction to the Working Notes

Carol Peters
2008 Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum  
This is done through the organisation of annual evaluation campaigns in which a series of tracks designed to test different aspects of mono-and cross-language information retrieval (IR) are offered.  ...  The intention is to encourage experimentation with all kinds of multilingual information access -from the development of systems for monolingual retrieval operating on many languages to the implementation  ...  Cross-Language Geographical Retrieval (GeoCLEF): The purpose of GeoCLEF is to test and evaluate cross-language geographic information retrieval for topics with a geographic specification.  ... 
dblp:conf/clef/Peters08a fatcat:sguzidsq25hincctifanop2sz4

MIRACLE's 2005 Approach to Geographical Information Retrieval

Sara Lana-Serrano, José Miguel Goñi-Menoyo, José Carlos González Cristóbal
2005 Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum  
The main goal of the GeoCLEF participation of the MIRACLE team was to test the effect that geographical information retrieval techniques cause to information retrieval.  ...  This paper presents the 2005 MIRACLE's team approach to Cross-Language Geographical Retrieval (GeoCLEF).  ...  Acknowledgements This work has been partially supported by the Spanish R+D National Plan, by means of the project RIMMEL (Multilingual and Multimedia Information Retrieval, and its Evaluation), TIN2004  ... 
dblp:conf/clef/Lana-SerranoGC05a fatcat:wdloqy77pbdybgfvkdokxi4krq

GeoCLEF: The CLEF 2005 Cross-Language Geographic Information Retrieval Track Overview [chapter]

Fredric Gey, Ray Larson, Mark Sanderson, Hideo Joho, Paul Clough, Vivien Petras
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The purpose of GeoCLEF is to test and evaluate cross-language geographic information retrieval (GIR). GeoCLEF 2008 consisted of two sub tasks.  ...  GeoCLEF is an evaluation initiative for testing queries with a geographic specification in large set of text documents.  ...  GeoCLEF has continued to evaluate retrieval of documents with an emphasis on geographic information retrieval from text.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11878773_101 fatcat:47huudmm3vhcnlua3ajo3og5la

GeoCLEF 2006: The CLEF 2006 Cross-Language Geographic Information Retrieval Track Overview [chapter]

Fredric Gey, Ray Larson, Mark Sanderson, Kerstin Bischoff, Thomas Mandl, Christa Womser-Hacker, Diana Santos, Paulo Rocha, Giorgio M. Di Nunzio, Nicola Ferro
2007 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The purpose of GeoCLEF is to test and evaluate cross-language geographic information retrieval (GIR). GeoCLEF 2008 consisted of two sub tasks.  ...  GeoCLEF is an evaluation initiative for testing queries with a geographic specification in large set of text documents.  ...  GeoCLEF has continued to evaluate retrieval of documents with an emphasis on geographic information retrieval from text.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-74999-8_109 fatcat:hk7psjwdk5ceteqmymgpindziu

GeoCLEF 2008: The CLEF 2008 Cross-Language Geographic Information Retrieval Track Overview [chapter]

Thomas Mandl, Paula Carvalho, Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio, Fredric Gey, Ray R. Larson, Diana Santos, Christa Womser-Hacker
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The purpose of GeoCLEF is to test and evaluate cross-language geographic information retrieval (GIR). GeoCLEF 2008 consisted of two sub tasks.  ...  GeoCLEF is an evaluation initiative for testing queries with a geographic specification in large set of text documents.  ...  GeoCLEF has continued to evaluate retrieval of documents with an emphasis on geographic information retrieval from text.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-04447-2_106 fatcat:u2ujaieefbbzpdtt7u7afmpgwu

What happened in CLEF 2007: Introduction to the Working Notes

Carol Peters
2007 Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum  
This is done through the organisation of annual evaluation campaigns in which a series of tracks designed to test different aspects of mono-and cross-language information retrieval (IR) are offered.  ...  The intention is to encourage experimentation with all kinds of multilingual information access -from the development of systems for monolingual retrieval operating on many languages to the implementation  ...  Retrieval (GeoCLEF): The purpose of GeoCLEF is to test and evacuate cross-language geographic information retrieval (GIR): retrieval for topics with a geographic specification.  ... 
dblp:conf/clef/Peters07a fatcat:ppojwxr4dzga3m7anoqmavsmuu

GIR Experimentation [chapter]

Andogah Geoffrey
2007 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Geographic Information Retrieval (GIR) community has generally accepted the thesis that both thematic and geographic aspect of documents may be useful for GIR.  ...  Apache Lucene was used as an indexing and search platform while Alias-I LingPipe was used to detect geographic named entities (GNEs), and other geo-relevant concepts and terms in documents.  ...  titled "Building a sustainable ICT training capacity in the public universities in Uganda".  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-74999-8_111 fatcat:q4irlc76onexzjpn5ejfmxsyde

GeoCLEF 2007: The CLEF 2007 Cross-Language Geographic Information Retrieval Track Overview [chapter]

Thomas Mandl, Fredric Gey, Giorgio Di Nunzio, Nicola Ferro, Ray Larson, Mark Sanderson, Diana Santos, Christa Womser-Hacker, Xing Xie
2008 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The purpose of GeoCLEF is to test and evaluate cross-language geographic information retrieval (GIR). GeoCLEF 2008 consisted of two sub tasks.  ...  GeoCLEF is an evaluation initiative for testing queries with a geographic specification in large set of text documents.  ...  GeoCLEF has continued to evaluate retrieval of documents with an emphasis on geographic information retrieval from text.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-85760-0_96 fatcat:j7qfxtt4gjexhl467qetcobchu

SINAI at GeoCLEF 2006: Expanding the Topics with Geographical Information and Thesaurus

Manuel García Vega, Miguel Ángel García Cumbreras, Luis Alfonso Ureña López, José M. Perea-Ortega
2006 Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum  
The results obtained shown that the use of geographical and thesaurus information for query expansion does not improve the retrieval, but this is the rst step to try to improve the system in the future  ...  This paper describes the rst participation of the SINAI (Intelligent Systems of Access Information) group of the University of Jaén in GeoCLEF 2006.  ...  The objective of GeoCLEF is to evaluate Geographical Information Retrieval (GIR) systems in tasks that involves both spatial and multilingual aspects.  ... 
dblp:conf/clef/VegaCLP06a fatcat:466chga7abeijmiik3tlhz4t7a

What Happened in CLEF 2006: Introduction to the Working Notes

Carol Peters
2006 Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum  
This is done through the organisation of annual evaluation campaigns in which a series of tracks designed to test different aspects of mono-and cross-language information retrieval (IR) are offered.  ...  The intention is to encourage experimentation with all kinds of multilingual information access -from the development of systems for monolingual retrieval operating on many languages to the implementation  ...  in image collections (ImageCLEF) • cross-language spoken document retrieval (CL-SR) • multilingual retrieval of Web documents (WebCLEF) • cross-language geographical retrieval (GeoCLEF) Although these  ... 
dblp:conf/clef/Peters06a fatcat:x2we7dsuurdezntkuqqpjbstqe

The University of New South Wales at GeoCLEF 2006 [chapter]

You-Heng Hu, Linlin Ge
2007 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The main objective of this study is to evaluate the retrieve performance of our geographic information retrieval system.  ...  This paper describes our participation in the GeoCLEF monolingual English task of the Cross Language Evaluation Forum 2006.  ...  Introduction The GeoCLEF track of the Cross Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) aims to provide a standard test-bed for retrieval performance evaluation of Geographic Information Retrieval (GIR) systems using  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-74999-8_115 fatcat:bdqofdizvzhidbcdh7wjmpfbdq

CLEF: Ongoing Activities and Plans for the Future

Maristella Agosti, Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio, Nicola Ferro, Carol Peters
2007 NTCIR Conference on Evaluation of Information Access Technologies  
For this reason, DELOS has continued to support the activities of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF), which has the promotion of research in multilingual information retrieval system development  ...  Multilingual information access and crosslanguage search and retrieval are key issues for digital libraries.  ...  Acknowledgements The work reported in this paper has been partially supported by the DELOS Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries, as part of the Information Society Technologies (IST) Program of the  ... 
dblp:conf/ntcir/AgostiNFP07 fatcat:rdf2rg7r2ra5xec24qd6yv66j4

UNSW at GeoCLEF 2006

You-Heng Hu, Linlin Ge
2006 Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum  
This paper describes our participation in the GeoCLEF monolingual English task of the Cross Language Evaluation Forum 2006.  ...  The Boolean model is used in the document retrieval module to retrieve documents that meet both textual and geographic criteria.  ...  The aims of GeoCLEF are to provide a standard test-bed for retrieval performance evaluation of Geographic Information Retrieval (GIR) systems using search tasks involving both geographic and multilingual  ... 
dblp:conf/clef/HuG06a fatcat:7rpnn7smgndelkxujt3tcpp6bq
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