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Cross-Lingual Romanian to English Question Answering at CLEF 2006 [chapter]

Georgiana Puşcaşu, Adrian Iftene, Ionuţ Pistol, Diana Trandabăţ, Dan Tufiş, Alin Ceauşu, Dan Ştefănescu, Radu Ion, Iustin Dornescu, Alex Moruz, Dan Cristea
2007 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper describes the development of a Question Answering (QA) system and its evaluation results in the Romanian-English cross-lingual track organized as part of the CLEF 1 2006 campaign.  ...  The development stages of the cross-lingual Question Answering system are described incrementally throughout the paper, at the same time pinpointing the problems that occurred and the way they were addressed  ...  Special acknowledgements are addressed to Milen Kouylekov and Bernardo Magnini for providing us with the DIOGENE run, by processing the output of our question processor and term translation module with  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-74999-8_46 fatcat:lf2suodyjrdvxhevt3hwequuiq

Developing a Question Answering System for the Romanian-English Track at CLEF 2006

Georgiana Puscasu, Adrian Iftene, Ionut Pistol, Diana Trandabat, Dan Tufis, Alin Ceausu, Dan Stefanescu, Radu Ion, Constantin Orasan, Iustin Dornescu, Mihai Alex Moruz, Dan Cristea
2006 Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum  
This paper describes the development of a question answering system for the Romanian-English cross-lingual track organized within the Cross Lingual Evaluation Forum (CLEF) 2006 campaign.  ...  The development stages of our cross-lingual Question Answering (QA) system are described incrementally throughout the paper, at the same time pinpointing the problems that occurred and the way they were  ...  Special acknowledgements are addressed to Milen Kouylekov and Bernardo Magnini for their offer to process the output of our question processor and term translation module with the IR and answer extraction  ... 
dblp:conf/clef/PuscasuIPTTCSIODMC06 fatcat:pliky2jrwndmnpeorld3qqu5s4

University of Wolverhampton at CLEF 2008

Iustin Dornescu, Georgiana Puscasu, Constantin Orasan
2008 Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum  
This article presents the participation of University of Wolverhampton in the Romanian to English Question Answering task at CLEF-2008.  ...  The main components of our system deal with the three standard stages used in question answering: question processing, paragraph retrieval and answer extraction, and the system's cross-linguality is ensured  ...  Conclusions In this article we presented our participation in the Romanian to English Question Answering task at CLEF-2008.  ... 
dblp:conf/clef/DornescuPO08 fatcat:rhibxxjtqreghmzv5su2jq5c7e

Overview of the Clef 2008 Multilingual Question Answering Track [chapter]

Pamela Forner, Anselmo Peñas, Eneko Agirre, Iñaki Alegria, Corina Forăscu, Nicolas Moreau, Petya Osenova, Prokopis Prokopidis, Paulo Rocha, Bogdan Sacaleanu, Richard Sutcliffe, Erik Tjong Kim Sang
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
to have been already thoroughly investigated in TREC campaigns, even though English was both source and target language in the cross-language tasks.  ...  As shown in Table 1 , 24 tasks were proposed and divided in:  7 CLEF 2004 6 13 CLEF 2005 8 15 CLEF 2006 7 17 As customary in recent campaigns, a monolingual English (EN) task was not available as it seems  ...  Paulo Rocha is thankful to the many useful comments and overall discussion with Diana Santos for the Portuguese part.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-04447-2_34 fatcat:uyleg3mbnnbhnhgux735j3mdty

Natural Language Question Answering in Open Domains

Dan Tufis
2011 Computer Science Journal of Moldova  
This paper reports on the construction and testing of a Question Answering (QA) system which builds on several web services developed at the Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (ICIA/RACAI).  ...  Unlike the standard search engines, based on the latest Information Retrieval (IR) methods, open domain question-answering systems are expected to deliver not a list of documents that might be relevant  ...  ., 2006) comprising of 10714 pairs of English-Romanian documents conforming to the TEI format specifications 2 .  ... 
doaj:3790532951444ce39452ea3a5b9dde9a fatcat:zrz27mx2v5aaxofu6ju3aibx6y

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

Nicola Ferro
2010 NTCIR Conference on Evaluation of Information Access Technologies  
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 first time in CLEF 2010, and it will discuss some future perspective for CLEF, beyond 2010.  ...  Multilingual Question Answering (QA@CLEF). This track has offered monolingual and cross-language question answering tasks since 2003.  ... 
dblp:conf/ntcir/Ferro10 fatcat:xn5ttzldifbevbvvr3jszzelhi

What happened in CLEF 2007: Introduction to the Working Notes

Carol Peters
2007 Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum  
As from CLEF 2005, the Working Notes are published in electronic format only and are distributed to participants at the Workshop on CD-ROM together with the Book of Abstracts in printed form.  ...  The objective of the Cross Language Evaluation Forum 1 is to promote research in the field of multilingual system development.  ...  Following the positive response at QA@CLEF 2006, the Answer Validation Exercise (AVE) was reproposed.  ... 
dblp:conf/clef/Peters07a fatcat:ppojwxr4dzga3m7anoqmavsmuu

What Happened in CLEF2009: Introduction to the Working Notes

Carol Peters
2009 Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum  
The Working Notes for all the ten CLEF campaigns can be found in electronic form on the CLEF website at www.clef-campaign.org.  ...  The objective of the Cross Language Evaluation Forum 1 is to promote research in the field of multilingual system development.  ...  Multilingual Question Answering (QA@CLEF): This track has offered monolingual and cross-language question answering tasks since 2003.  ... 
dblp:conf/clef/Peters09b fatcat:p5tpt2abovetffp3tjip2n3n6a

Cross-language Information Retrieval [article]

Petra Galuščáková, Douglas W. Oard, Suraj Nair
2022 arXiv   pre-print
When the documents to be searched are in a language not known by the searcher, neither assumption is true. In such cases, Cross-Language Information Retrieval (CLIR) is needed.  ...  This chapter reviews the state of the art for CLIR and outlines some open research questions.  ...  NTCIR tasks related specifically to CLIR in that period included Cross-Language Q&A, Advanced Cross-Lingual Information Retrieval, Question Answering, Patent Re- trieval, and Cross-lingual Link Discovery  ... 
arXiv:2111.05988v2 fatcat:4f3qbtcswvdavhzhufehdlbyry

EuroGOV: Engineering a Multilingual Web Corpus [chapter]

Börkur Sigurbjörnsson, Jaap Kamps, Maarten de Rijke
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
EuroGOV is a multilingual web corpus that was created to serve as the document collection for WebCLEF, the CLEF 2005 web retrieval task.  ...  In view of the linguistic diversity of the European web and its searchers, a cross-lingual web retrieval task, called WebCLEF, was launched at CLEF 2005 [3] .  ...  Language identification tool, 2006. URL: http://odur.let.rug.nl/ vannoord/TextCat/. [5] WebCLEF. Cross-lingual web retrieval, 2006. URL: http://ilps.science.uva. nl/WebCLEF/.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11878773_90 fatcat:3lkfg5tqifco7inyvkne7a7e5a

What happened in CLEF 2008: Introduction to the Working Notes

Carol Peters
2008 Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum  
Since CLEF 2005, the Working Notes are published in electronic format only and are distributed to participants at the Workshop together with a printed volume of Extended Abstracts.  ...  The final papers -revised and extended as a result of the discussions at the Workshop -together with a comparative analysis of the results will appear in the CLEF 2008 Proceedings, to be published by Springer  ...  Acknowledgements CLEF Steering Committee  ... 
dblp:conf/clef/Peters08a fatcat:sguzidsq25hincctifanop2sz4

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

Passage retrieval in legal texts

Paolo Rosso, Santiago Correa, Davide Buscaldi
2011 The Journal of Logic and Algebraic Programming  
Thanks to automatic analysis and Information Retrieval (IR) techniques, it is possible to filter out information that is not relevant, and therefore, to reduce the amount of documents that users need to  ...  browse to find the information they are looking for.  ...  The work of the second author has been possible thanks to a scholarship funded by Maat Gknowledge in the framework of the project with the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia Módulo de servicios semánticos  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jlap.2011.02.001 fatcat:a54ajhkapbcyfijewi4i2oiixe

Question Answering System for QA4MRE@CLEF 2012

Pinaki Bhaskar, Partha Pakray, Somnath Banerjee, Samadrita Banerjee, Sivaji Bandyopadhyay, Alexander F. Gelbukh
2012 Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum  
In the developed system, we first combine the question and each answer option to form the Hypothesis (H).  ...  The answer option that receives the highest selection score is identified as the most relevant option and selected as the answer to the given question.  ...  We acknowledge the support of the IFCPAR funded Indo-French project "An Advanced Platform for Question Answering Systems" and the DIT, Government of India funded project "Development of Cross Lingual Information  ... 
dblp:conf/clef/BhaskarPBBBG12 fatcat:4vctwdbtinbznpdnwt266k2ina

Introduction to the Special Issue on Cross-Language Algorithms and Applications

Marta R. Costa-jussà, Srinivas Bangalore, Patrik Lambert, Lluís Màrquez, Elena Montiel-Ponsoda
2016 The Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research  
development of the science of multi- and cross-lingualism.  ...  One of the current challenges for this discipline is to design methodologies and algorithms that are cross- language in order to create multilingual technologies rapidly.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors want to thank Dan Roth, Mark Sammons and an anonymous reviewer for their useful comments and suggestions on previous versions of this document.  ... 
doi:10.1613/jair.5022 fatcat:h63kjmerufgkxh3qstvegklcyy
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