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ITC-irst at CLEF 2000: Italian Monolingual Track [chapter]

Nicola Bertoldi, Marcello Federico
2001 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper presents work on document retrieval for Italian carried out at ITC-irst.  ...  Performance evaluation was done on the Cross Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) 2000 Italian monolingual track.  ...  2000 Italian monolingual track.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-44645-1_26 fatcat:ohnk7hajdbaqnl3emoznlwry6m

ITC-irst at CLEF 2001: Monolingual and Bilingual Tracks [chapter]

Nicola Bertoldi, Marcello Federico
2002 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
ITC-irst has taken part to two tracks: the monolingual retrieval task, and the bilingual retrieval task.  ...  This paper reports on the participation of ITC-irst in the Cross Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) of 2001.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank their colleagues at ITC-irst Bernardo Magnini and Emanuele Pianta for putting at disposal an electronic Italian-English dictionary.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-45691-0_7 fatcat:wznssphj6fbene5k3wdgxgfjza

ITC-irst at CLEF 2002: Using N-Best Query Translations for CLIR [chapter]

Nicola Bertoldi, Marcello Federico
2003 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper reports on the participation of ITC-irst in the Italian monolingual retrieval track and in the bilingual English-Italian track of the Cross Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) 2002.  ...  Conclusion This paper reported on the participation of ITC-irst in the Italian monolingual retrieval track and in the bilingual English-Italian track of the Cross Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) 2002.  ...  rank-1 rank-2 rank-3 2000 ITC-irst Twente Berkeley .4896 .4709 .4601 2001 Neuchatel ITC-irst Hummingbird .4865 .4642 .4555 2002 Fond.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-45237-9_4 fatcat:oagly7pod5fjdnmqhcj7tufmdy

The Multiple Language Question Answering Track at CLEF 2003 [chapter]

Bernardo Magnini, Simone Romagnoli, Alessandro Vallin, Jesús Herrera, Anselmo Peñas, Víctor Peinado, Felisa Verdejo, Maarten de Rijke
2004 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The track was divided into monolingual and bilingual tasks: monolingual systems were evaluated within the frame of three non-English European languages, Dutch, Italian and Spanish, while in the crosslanguage  ...  This paper reports on the pilot question answering track that was carried out within the CLEF initiative this year.  ...  The authors wish to acknowledge the contribution and support given by Franca Rossi, Elisabetta Fauri, Pamela Forner and Manuela Speranza at ITC-irst, who helped us in the generation and verification of  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-30222-3_46 fatcat:kdstrb2wevh5zoucn7iumibze4

Cross-Language Spoken Document Retrieval on the TREC SDR Collection [chapter]

N. Bertoldi, M. Federico
2003 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper presents preliminary experiments on crosslanguage spoken document retrieval (SDR) carried out on a benchmark assembled at ITC-irst.  ...  Translations of the topics will be used to run a pilot track in CLEF 2003.  ...  This paper reports preliminary experiments on CL-SDR performed at ITC-irst, by exploiting American English topics and automatic transcripts used in the last TREC SDR tracks.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-45237-9_41 fatcat:5auavwilavaz7naoclcxyjty54

CLEF 2004 Cross-Language Spoken Document Retrieval Track [chapter]

Marcello Federico, Nicola Bertoldi, Gina-Anne Levow, Gareth J. F. Jones
2005 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper summarizes the Cross-Language Spoken Document Retrieval (CL-SDR) track held at CLEF 2004. The CL-SDR task at CLEF 2004 was again based on the TREC-8 and TREC-9 SDR tasks.  ...  The paper reports results from the participants showing that as expected cross-language results are reduced relative to a monolingual baseline, although the amount to which they are degraded varies for  ...  CL-SDR System by ITC-irst The ITC-irst system for the CLEF 2004 CL-SDR task was based on the following three processing steps: 1.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11519645_79 fatcat:z2jf4cdu5fd53gvlyofka27a44

Creating the DISEQuA Corpus: A Test Set for Multilingual Question Answering [chapter]

Bernardo Magnini, Simone Romagnoli, Alessandro Vallin, Jesús Herrera, Anselmo Peñas, Víctor Peinado, Felisa Verdejo, Maarten de Rijke
2004 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper describes the procedure adopted by the three co-ordinators of the CLEF 2003 question answering track (ITC-irst, UNED and ILLC) to create the question set for the monolingual tasks.  ...  The article reports on the different stages of the corpus creation, from the monolingual kernels to the multilingual extension.  ...  We would like to thank all the people at ITC-irst (TCC division) who posed the necessary questions for the monolingual Italian test set.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-30222-3_47 fatcat:nfaayaegkfhgpmfywcmwolbw3u

Statistical Models for Monolingual and Bilingual Information Retrieval

Nicola Bertoldi, Marcello Federico
2004 Information retrieval (Boston)  
ITC-irst participated with these systems in Italian monolingual tracks of all CLEF evaluation campaigns, and to Italian-English bilingual tracks at CLEF 2001 and CLEF 2002.  ...  This paper presents on IR system developed at ITC-irst, during the last three years, to tackle monolingual and bilingual IR tracks at CLEF.  ...  Acknowledgments This work was carried out at ITC-irst under the project WebFAQ, which is partially funded by the FDR-PAT program of the Province of Trento.  ... 
doi:10.1023/b:inrt.0000009440.64411.ad fatcat:pftin32vxnag5m726qhx4ivgiq

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

Carol Peters
2005 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper, we outline the various activities initiated by CLEF over the years in order to meet the emerging needs of the application communities, and trace the impact of these activities on advances  ...  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  ...  In order to study these issues, in 2003, three research groups from Italy, Spain and the Netherlands (ITC-irst, UNED and ILLC) organized a pilot Cross-Language QA track under the auspices of CLEF.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-31842-2_16 fatcat:4ad3pwr6pnhr5n6v3gwzsqd4cu

Spanish Question Answering Evaluation [chapter]

Anselmo Peñas, Felisa Verdejo, Jesús Herrera
2004 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper reports the most significant issues related to the launching of a Monolingual Spanish Question Answering evaluation track at the Cross Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF 2003).  ...  Spanish Questions Set The questions set has been produced in coordination with the Italian ITC-IRST, UNED (Spanish Distance Learning University) and the University of Amsterdam.  ...  Candidate questions were formulated taking as starting point the topics produced in past editions of CLEF (Cross-Language Information Retrieval tasks at CLEF 2000, 2001 and 2002).  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-24630-5_58 fatcat:jqohsaxei5epnm4qavmuxbxwbe

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  
Having being proposed for the fourth time, the QA at CLEF track has confirmed a still raising interest from the research community, recording a constant increase both in the number of participants and  ...  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  ...  Italian as Target Two groups participated in the Italian monolingual task, ITC-irst and the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV); while one group, the Università La Sapienza di Roma, participated  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-04447-2_34 fatcat:uyleg3mbnnbhnhgux735j3mdty

Workshop on Novel Methodologies for Evaluation in Information Retrieval [chapter]

Mark Sanderson, Martin Braschler, Nicola Ferro, Julio Gonzalo
Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Institute of Standards and Technology • Gareth Jones Dublin City University • Noriko Kando National Institute of Informatics • Jussi Karlgren Swedish Institute of Computer Science • Bernardo Magnini ITC-irst  ...  In CLEF 2006 Proceedings. 2007. [11] Oard, D. & Gonzalo, J. The CLEF 2003 Interactive Track, Comparative Evaluation of Multilingual Information Access Systems.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-78646-7_86 dblp:conf/ecir/SandersonBFG08 fatcat:75ac5kcrvneglnzypu72zcvmka