Evaluating Interactive Cross-Language Information Retrieval: Document Selection [chapter]

Douglas W. Oard
2001 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The problem of nding documents that are written in a language that the searcher cannot read is perhaps the most challenging application of Cross-Language Information Retrieval (CLIR) technology. The rst Cross-Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) provided an excellent v enue for assessing the performance of automated CLIR techniques, but little is known about how searchers and systems might i nteract to achieve better cross-language search results than automated systems alone can provide. This paper
more » ... explores the question of how i nteractive approaches to CLIR might b e e v aluated, suggesting an initial focus on evaluation of interactive document selection. Important e v aluation issues are identi ed, the structure of an interactive C L E F e v aluation is proposed, and the key research communities that could be brought t ogether by s u c h a n e v aluation are introduced.
doi:10.1007/3-540-44645-1_6 fatcat:t3dkqaaqfzavlhywf3nchz2y24