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Overview of WebCLEF 2005

  • Börkur Sigurbjörnsson
  • Jaap Kamps
  • Maarten de Rijke
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4022)

Abstract

We describe WebCLEF, the multilingual web track, that was introduced at CLEF 2005. We provide details of the tasks, the topics, and the results of WebCLEF participants. The mixed monolingual task proved an interesting addition to the range of tasks in cross-language information retrieval. Although it may be too early to talk about a solved problem, effective web retrieval techniques seem to carry over to the mixed monolingual setting. The multilingual task, in contrast, is still very far from being a solved problem. Remarkably, using non-translated English queries proved more successful than using translations of the English queries.

Keywords

Spanish Task Topic Development Language Knowledge Mean Reciprocal Rank Target Page 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Börkur Sigurbjörnsson
    • 1
  • Jaap Kamps
    • 1
    • 2
  • Maarten de Rijke
    • 1
  1. 1.ISLA, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of Amsterdam 
  2. 2.Archives and Information Science, Faculty of HumanitiesUniversity of Amsterdam 

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