Multilingual Information Access Evaluation I. Text Retrieval Experiments

Volume 6241 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 385-409

CLEF-IP 2009: Retrieval Experiments in the Intellectual Property Domain

  • Giovanna RodaAffiliated withMatrixware Information Services GmbH
  • , John TaitAffiliated withThe Information Retrieval Facility (IRF)
  • , Florina PiroiAffiliated withThe Information Retrieval Facility (IRF)
  • , Veronika ZenzAffiliated withMatrixware Information Services GmbH

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The Clef–Ip track ran for the first time within Clef 2009. The purpose of the track was twofold: to encourage and facilitate research in the area of patent retrieval by providing a large clean data set for experimentation; to create a large test collection of patents in the three main European languages for the evaluation of cross–lingual information access. The track focused on the task of prior art search. The 15 European teams who participated in the track deployed a rich range of Information Retrieval techniques adapting them to this new specific domain and task. A large-scale test collection for evaluation purposes was created by exploiting patent citations.