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Cross-Language Retrieval for the CLEF Collections — Comparing Multiple Methods of Retrieval [chapter]

Fredric C. Gey, Hailing Jiang, Vivien Petras, Aitao Chen
2001 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The GIRT task performed English-German Cross-Language IR by comparing commercial machine translation with thesaurus lookup techniques and query expansion techniques.  ...  To help enrich the CLEF relevance set for future training, we prepared a manual reformulation of the original German queries which a c hieved excellent performance, more than 110% better than average of  ...  , we obtained improved retrieval by merging the results of multiple methods of mapping from English queries to German.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-44645-1_11 fatcat:32sjasfcnvbaxjsrgqethecpre

Cross-Language Retrieval for the CLEF Collections

Fredric C. Gey, Hailing Jiang, Vivien Petras, Aitao Chen, Humboldt-Universität Zu Berlin, Humboldt-Universität Zu Berlin
2019
The GIRT task performed English- German Cross-Language IR by comparing commercial machine translation with thesaurus lookup techniques and query expansion techniques.  ...  To help enrich the CLEF relevance set for future training, we prepared a manual reformulation of the original German queries which achieved excellent performance, more than 110% better than average of  ...  In TREC-7 the formula was also used for cross-language runs over multiple European languages.  ... 
doi:10.18452/19911 fatcat:sjmbu2wmnbhcpiqanbpho6kmi4

Comparative Evaluation of Cross-language Information Retrieval Systems [chapter]

Carol Peters
2005 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In recognition of this, five years ago, the DELOS Network for Digital Libraries launched the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF), with the objective of promoting multilingual information access by providing  ...  With the increasing importance of the "Global Information Society" and as the world's depositories of online collections proliferate, there is a growing need for systems that enable access to information  ...  Cross-Language System Evaluation for Different Genres The main CLEF collection is the multilingual comparable corpus of news documents described above.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-31842-2_16 fatcat:4ad3pwr6pnhr5n6v3gwzsqd4cu

Transfer Learning Approaches for Building Cross-Language Dense Retrieval Models [article]

Suraj Nair, Eugene Yang, Dawn Lawrie, Kevin Duh, Paul McNamee, Kenton Murray, James Mayfield, Douglas W. Oard
2022 arXiv   pre-print
In zero-shot training, the system is trained on the English MS MARCO collection, relying on the XLM-R encoder for cross-language mappings.  ...  This paper introduces ColBERT-X, a generalization of the ColBERT multi-representation dense retrieval model that uses the XLM-RoBERTa (XLM-R) encoder to support cross-language information retrieval (CLIR  ...  The USG is authorized to reproduce and distribute reprints for governmental purposes notwithstanding any copyright annotation therein.  ... 
arXiv:2201.08471v1 fatcat:qotjmi4dmner3cqxym6ad3ol3q

The CLEF 2003 Cross-Language Spoken Document Retrieval Track [chapter]

Marcello Federico, Gareth J. F. Jones
2004 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper describes the CLEF 2003 track investigation of Cross-Language Spoken Document Retrieval (CLSDR) combining information retrieval, cross-language translation and speech recognition.  ...  The original task of retrieving English language spoken documents using English request topics is compared with cross-language information retrieval using French, German, Italian, Spanish and Dutch topic  ...  Following on from a preliminary investigation carried out as part of the CLEF 2002 campaign, a Cross-Language Spoken Document Retrieval (CLSDR) track was organized for CLEF 2003.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-30222-3_61 fatcat:vrufsw7bhvfwtefjfjazg6oxl4

Cross-Language Evaluation Forum: Objectives, Results, Achievements

Martin Braschler, Carol Peters
2004 Information retrieval (Boston)  
The Cross-Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) is now in its fourth year of activity.  ...  We summarize the main lessons learned during this period, outline the state-of-the-art of the research reported in the CLEF experiments and discuss the contribution that this initiative has made to research  ...  CLEF is an activity conducted by the CLEF project consortium, of which the two authors are but two members.  ... 
doi:10.1023/b:inrt.0000009438.69013.fa fatcat:pu7xyyfwkzhjdh7wptsn3qsuce

Combination Approaches for Multilingual Text Retrieval

Martin Braschler
2004 Information retrieval (Boston)  
We describe the Eurospider component for Cross-Language Information Retrieval (CLIR) that has been employed for experiments at all three CLEF campaigns to date.  ...  The central aspect of our efforts is the use of combination approaches, effectively combining multiple language pairs, translation resources and translation methods into one multilingual retrieval system  ...  Acknowledgments Peter Schäuble, Bärbel Ripplinger and Anne Göhring were involved in planning and conducting the Eurospider participation in the three CLEF campaigns.  ... 
doi:10.1023/b:inrt.0000009445.19495.46 fatcat:qzdsergfjncdtfjstub4usp7vm

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  ...  mono-and cross-language information on structured scientific data (Domain-Specific) • interactive cross-language retrieval (iCLEF) • multiple language question answering (QA@CLEF) • cross-language retrieval  ... 
dblp:conf/clef/Peters06a fatcat:x2we7dsuurdezntkuqqpjbstqe

The impact of evaluation on multilingual text retrieval

Julio Gonzalo, Carol Peters
2005 Proceedings of the 28th annual international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval - SIGIR '05  
We summarize the impact of the first five years of activity of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) on multilingual text retrieval system performance and show how the CLEF evaluation campaigns have  ...  contributed to advances in the state-of-the-art.  ...  testbed for the study of Cross-Language Text Retrieval.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1076034.1076149 dblp:conf/sigir/GonzaloP05 fatcat:2mjbi2xhpbc6njpofwuvjfahru

Cross-Language Information Retrieval: the way ahead

Fredric C. Gey, Noriko Kando, Carol Peters
2005 Information Processing & Management  
This introductory paper covers not only the research content of the articles in this special issue of IP&M but attempts to characterize the state-of-the-art in the Cross-Language Information Retrieval  ...  In particular, we find that insufficient attention has been given to the Web as a resource for multilingual research, and to languages which are spoken by hundreds of millions of people in the world but  ...  For cross-language information retrieval evaluation, another factor is introduced -how well cross-language IR performs with respect to monolingual information retrieval on the same document collection.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ipm.2004.06.006 fatcat:xy2zdmzd2ffy5op7wxlrd4avkq

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  ...  This paper describes the evolution of CLEF over the last seven years, illustrates the main results, and provides some recommendations for future work in this area.  ...  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

Cross-Language Retrieval Using HAIRCUT at CLEF 2004 [chapter]

Paul McNamee, James Mayfield
2005 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
JHU/APL continued to explore the use of knowledge-light methods for scalable multilingual retrieval during the CLEF 2004 evaluation.  ...  Our results support the claims that n-gram based retrieval is highly effective; that fusion of multiple retrievals is helpful in bilingual retrieval; and, that reliance on language similarity in lieu of  ...  Introduction As in the past JHU/APL's work with the HAIRCUT retrieval system for CLEF 2004 was based on languageneutral methods.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11519645_5 fatcat:4jlfsbqbrrgeblhmrd7t37d5ta

Seven Years of Image Retrieval Evaluation [chapter]

Paul Clough, Henning Müller, Mark Sanderson
2010 ImageCLEF  
This chapter sets the scene for the book by describing the purpose of system and user-centred evaluation, the purpose of test collections, the role of evaluation campaigns such as TREC and CLEF, our motivations  ...  for evaluating visual information retrieval systems and is the focus of this book.  ...  Finally a huge thank you goes to Carol Peters, the co-ordinator of CLEF, who supported ImageCLEF from the very beginning and through seven years of activities.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-15181-1_1 fatcat:yuvmyscbufg5lclr36z4pughm4

An Overview of Evaluation Campaigns in Multimedia Retrieval [chapter]

Suzanne Little, Ainhoa Llorente, Stefan Rüger
2010 ImageCLEF  
This chapter sets the scene for the book by describing the purpose of system and user-centred evaluation, the purpose of test collections, the role of evaluation campaigns such as TREC and CLEF, our motivations  ...  for evaluating visual information retrieval systems and is the focus of this book.  ...  Finally a huge thank you goes to Carol Peters, the co-ordinator of CLEF, who supported ImageCLEF from the very beginning and through seven years of activities.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-15181-1_27 fatcat:nnglqvlfw5a6fceju5vrwyswim

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  
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.  ...  In the final part, we outline our main ideas for the future of CLEF.  ...  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
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