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Overview of WebCLEF 2005 [chapter]

Börkur Sigurbjörnsson, Jaap Kamps, Maarten de Rijke
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We describe WebCLEF, the multilingual web track, that was introduced at CLEF 2005. We provide details of the tasks, the topics, and the results of WebCLEF participants.  ...  The mixed monolingual task proved an interesting addition to the range of tasks in cross-language information retrieval.  ...  Future of WebCLEF WebCLEF 2005 was an important first step toward a cross lingual web retrieval test collection.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11878773_89 fatcat:jdf2mtnfkrat5gjoccrafaprda

Overview of WebCLEF 2007 [chapter]

Valentin Jijkoun, Maarten de Rijke
2008 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The WebCLEF 2007 task combines insights gained from previous editions of WebCLEF 2005-2006 [6, 1] and the WiQA 2006 pilot [4, 3], and goes beyond the navigational queries considered at WebCLEF 2005 and  ...  The task definition-which goes beyond traditional navigational queries and is concerned with undirected information search goals-combines insights gained at previous editions of WebCLEF and of the WiQA  ...  , with an overview of the ideas, common methods and critiques.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-85760-0_92 fatcat:b6oargknsvbtpjyxrrqeieuqiq

Overview of WebCLEF 2006 [chapter]

Krisztian Balog, Leif Azzopardi, Jaap Kamps, Maarten de Rijke
2007 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We-bCLEF 2006 used a stream of known-item topics consisting of: (i) manual topics (including a selection of WebCLEF 2005 topics, and a set of new topics) and (ii) automatically generated topics (generated  ...  We report on the CLEF 2006 WebCLEF track devoted to crosslingual web retrieval. We provide details about the retrieval tasks, the used topic set, and the results of the participants.  ...  The manual topics consisted of both a set of newly constructed topics, and a selection of WebCLEF 2005 topics.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-74999-8_101 fatcat:bipmvqxeojhgfbktpm5ekugl7e

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 this paper we provide a detailed description of the EuroGOV collection.  ...  Overview of WebCLEF 2005. In This Volume, 2006. [4] TextCat. Language identification tool, 2006. URL: vannoord/TextCat/. [5] WebCLEF. Cross-lingual web retrieval, 2006.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11878773_90 fatcat:3lkfg5tqifco7inyvkne7a7e5a

Mixed monolingual homepage finding in 34 languages: the role of language script and search domain

Roi Blanco, Christina Lioma
2008 Information retrieval (Boston)  
We conduct a thorough study on the effect of multilingual queries for homepage finding, where the aim of the retrieval system is to return only one document, namely the homepage described in the query.  ...  In this work, we ask two questions: How do existing state of the art search engines deal with languages written in different alphabets (scripts)?  ...  retrieval through WebCLEF (  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10791-008-9082-8 fatcat:syjmxoiugzcgll45jie3lk472y

CLEF 15th Birthday

Nicola Ferro
2014 SIGIR Forum  
This paper provides a summary of the motivations which led to the establishment of CLEF, and a description of how it has evolved over the years, the major achievements, and what we see as the next challenges  ...  2014 marks the 15 th birthday for CLEF, an evaluation campaign activity which has applied the Cranfield evaluation paradigm to the testing of multilingual and multimodal information access systems in Europe  ...  Acknowledgements CLEF would not be possible without all the effort, enthusiasm, and passion of its community: lab organizers, lab participants, and attendees are the core and the real success of CLEF.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2701583.2701587 fatcat:exd4r3qlznhqhm77efsyof5gee

What Happened in CLEF 2007 [chapter]

Carol Peters
Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The main results are commented and future evolutions in the organization of CLEF are discussed.  ...  The organization of the CLEF 2007 evaluation campaign is described and details are provided concerning the tracks, test collections, evaluation infrastructure, and participation.  ...  My gratitude goes to all those who have been involved in the coordination of the 2007 campaigns. A list of the main institutions involved is given at the beginning of this volume.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-85760-0_1 fatcat:m2mm7wt3p5c3vkqlsp4buk4vsi

MIRACLE at Ad-Hoc CLEF 2005: Merging and Combining Without Using a Single Approach [chapter]

José M. Goñi-Menoyo, José C. González-Cristóbal, Julio Villena-Román
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper presents the 2005 Miracle's team approach to the Ad-Hoc Information Retrieval tasks.  ...  Some of these basic components were used in different combinations and order of application for document indexing and for query processing.  ...  In the 2005 experiments, only OR combinations of the search terms were used.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11878773_4 fatcat:xtxs6lxtvjfefn5s53xr4orkcy

Versatile question answering systems: seeing in synthesis

Sparsh Mittal, Ankush Mittal
2011 International Journal of Intelligent Information and Database Systems  
This paper reviews state-of-art QA systems which provide enhanced and versatile functionality at various levels in their architecture and then makes the following contributions: 1 it provides useful overview  ...  Recent advances in massive information storage and growth of internet have led to increased necessity of tools such as search engines and QA systems to get meaningful answers from the vast amount of information  ...  In this paper, we attempt to give a good, but obviously limited overview of the field of QA systems. The rest of the paper is organised as follows.  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijiids.2011.038968 fatcat:uvljmaw6wrbkheiy5ngy72rwee

Recent Developments in the Evaluation of Information Retrieval Systems: Moving Towards Diversity and Practical Relevance

Thomas Mandl
2008 Informatica   unpublished
This paper gives an overview of the current activities of the major evaluation initiatives. Special attention is given to the current tracks and developments within TREC, CLEF and NTCIR.  ...  In order to evaluate the individual aspects of searches and the subjectivity of user judgments regarding the usefulness of searches, an impracticable effort would be necessary.  ...  Summary As this overview shows, the evaluation of information retrieval systems has greatly diversified in recent years.  ... 

The WebCAT Framework — Automatic Generation of Meta-Data for Web Resources

B. Martins, M.J. Silva
The 2005 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI'05)  
Automated methods for resource annotation are a clear necessity, as the success of the Semantic Web depends on the availability of Web resources with meta-data conforming to known standards and ontologies  ...  This paper describes the WebCAT framework for automatically generating RDF descriptions of Web pages.  ...  Figure 1 . 1 Overview of the WebCAT framework. 1 . 1 Discard URLs not following the specification syntax 2.  ... 
doi:10.1109/wi.2005.146 dblp:conf/webi/MartinsS05 fatcat:ckdu6ywpzfghdjbygm4tr6rrsm