We describe the WebCLEF 2008 task. Similarly to the 2007 edition of WebCLEF, the 2008 edition implements a multilingual “information synthesis” task, where, for a given topic, participating systems have to extract important snippets from web pages. We detail the task, the assessment procedure, the evaluation measures and results.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Valentin Jijkoun
    • 1
  • Maarten de Rijke
    • 1
  1. 1.ISLA, University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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