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GikiCLEF: Expectations and Lessons Learned

  • Diana Santos
  • Luís Miguel Cabral
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6241)

Abstract

This overview paper is devoted to a critical assessment of GikiCLEF 2009, an evaluation contest specifically designed to expose and investigate cultural and linguistic issues in Wikipedia search, with eight participant systems and 17 runs. After providing a maximally short but self contained overview of the GikiCLEF task and participation, we present the open source SIGA system, and discuss, for each of the main guiding ideas, the resulting successes or shortcomings, concluding with further work and still unanswered questions.

Keywords

Participant System Crosscultural Issue Linguistic Issue List Question Geographic Information Retrieval 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diana Santos
    • 1
  • Luís Miguel Cabral
    • 1
  1. 1.Linguateca, Oslo node, SINTEF ICTNorway

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