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Evaluating Systems for Multilingual and Multimodal Information Access

Volume 5706 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 894-905

GikiP at GeoCLEF 2008: Joining GIR and QA Forces for Querying Wikipedia

  • Diana SantosAffiliated withLinguateca, SINTEF ICT
  • , Nuno CardosoAffiliated withLinguateca, SINTEF ICTUniversity of Lisbon, DI, LasiGE, XLDB, Linguateca
  • , Paula CarvalhoAffiliated withUniversity of Lisbon, DI, LasiGE, XLDB, Linguateca
  • , Iustin DornescuAffiliated withResearch Group in Computational Linguistics (CLG) at the University of Wolverhampton
  • , Sven HartrumpfAffiliated withIntelligent Information and Communication Systems (IICS), University of Hagen (FernUniversität in Hagen)
  • , Johannes LevelingAffiliated withCentre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL), Dublin City University
  • , Yvonne SkalbanAffiliated withResearch Group in Computational Linguistics (CLG) at the University of Wolverhampton

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Abstract

This paper reports on the GikiP pilot that took place in 2008 in GeoCLEF. This pilot task requires a combination of methods from geographical information retrieval and question answering to answer queries to the Wikipedia. We start by the task description, providing details on topic choice and evaluation measures. Then we offer a brief motivation from several perspectives, and we present results in detail. A comparison of participants’ approaches is then presented, and the paper concludes with improvements for the next edition.