The Xtrieval Framework at CLEF 2008: Domain-Specific Track

  • Jens Kürsten
  • Thomas Wilhelm
  • Maximilian Eibl
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5706)

Abstract

This article describes our participation at the Domain-Specific track. We used the Xtrieval framework for the preparation and execution of the experiments. The translation of the topics for the cross-lingual experiments was realized with a plug-in to access the Google AJAX language API. This year, we submitted 20 experiments in total. In all our experiments we applied a standard top-k pseudo-relevance feedback algorithm. We used merged monolingual runs as baseline for comparison to all our cross-lingual experiments. Translating the topics for the bilingual experiments decreased the retrieval effectiveness only between 8 and 15 percent.

Keywords

Evaluation Cross-Language Retrieval Domain-Specific Retrieval 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jens Kürsten
    • 1
  • Thomas Wilhelm
    • 1
  • Maximilian Eibl
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Computer Science, Chair Computer Science and MediaChemnitz University of TechnologyChemnitzGermany

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