Evaluation of Cross-Language Information Retrieval Systems

Second Workshop of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum, CLEF 2001 Darmstadt, Germany, September 3–4, 2001 Revised Papers

  • Carol Peters
  • Martin Braschler
  • Julio Gonzalo
  • Michael Kluck
Conference proceedings CLEF 2001

DOI: 10.1007/3-540-45691-0

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2406)

Table of contents (37 papers)

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Introduction

    1. Introduction
      Carol Peters
      Pages 1-5
  3. System Evaluation Experiments at CLEF 2001

    1. CLEF 2001 — Overview of Results
      Martin Braschler
      Pages 9-26
  4. Mainly Cross-Language

    1. Exeter at CLEF 2001: Experiments with Machine Translation for Bilingual Retrieval
      Gareth J. F. Jones, Adenike M. Lam-Adesina
      Pages 59-77
    2. ITC-irst at CLEF 2001: Monolingual and Bilingual Tracks
      Nicola Bertoldi, Marcello Federico
      Pages 94-101
    3. Experiments with the Eurospider Retrieval System for CLEF 2001
      Martin Braschler, Bärbel Ripplinger, Peter Schäuble
      Pages 102-110
    4. Utaclir @ CLEF 2001 — Effects of Compound Splitting and N-Gram Techniques
      Turid Hedlund, Heikki Keskustalo, Ari Pirkola, Eija Airio, Kalervo Järvelin
      Pages 118-136
    5. Using Statistical Translation Models for Bilingual IR
      Jian-Yun Nie, Michel Simard
      Pages 137-150
    6. Query Expansion Techniques for the CLEF Bilingual Track
      Fatiha Sadat, Akira Maeda, Masatoshi Yoshikawa, Shunsuke Uemura
      Pages 177-184
    7. Intelligent Information Access Systems (SINAI) at CLEF 2001: Calculating Translation Probabilities with SemCor
      Fernando Martínez-Santiago, L. Alfonso Ureña-López, M. Carlos Díaz-Galiano, Maite Martín-Valdivia, Manuel García-Vega
      Pages 185-192

About these proceedings

Introduction

The second evaluation campaign of the Cross Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) for European languages was held from January to September 2001. This campaign proved a great success, and showed an increase in participation of around 70% com pared with CLEF 2000. It culminated in a two day workshop in Darmstadt, Germany, 3–4 September, in conjunction with the 5th European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL 2001). On the first day of the workshop, the results of the CLEF 2001 evalua tion campaign were reported and discussed in paper and poster sessions. The second day focused on the current needs of cross language systems and how evaluation cam paigns in the future can best be designed to stimulate progress. The workshop was attended by nearly 50 researchers and system developers from both academia and in dustry. It provided an important opportunity for researchers working in the same area to get together and exchange ideas and experiences. Copies of all the presentations are available on the CLEF web site at http://www. clef campaign. org. This volume con tains thoroughly revised and expanded versions of the papers presented at the work shop and provides an exhaustive record of the CLEF 2001 campaign. CLEF 2001 was conducted as an activity of the DELOS Network of Excellence for Digital Libraries, funded by the EC Information Society Technologies program to further research in digital library technologies. The activity was organized in collabo ration with the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Keywords

NLP queries S-Lang bilingual information cross-language information retrieval information extraction information retrieval machine translation multi-lingual information natural language processing nlp systems evaluation selection semantic analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Carol Peters
    • 1
  • Martin Braschler
    • 2
  • Julio Gonzalo
    • 3
  • Michael Kluck
    • 4
  1. 1.Consiglio Nazionale delle RicercheIstituto di Scienza e TecnologiePisaItaly
  2. 2.Eurospider Information Technology AGZürichSwitzerland
  3. 3.E.T.S.I. IndustrialesUniversidad Nacional de Educación a DistanciaMadridSpain
  4. 4.Informations Zentrum SozialwissenschaftenBonnGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-44042-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45691-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743