Accessing Multilingual Information Repositories

6th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evalution Forum, CLEF 2005, Vienna, Austria, 21-23 September, 2005, Revised Selected Papers

  • Carol Peters
  • Fredric C. Gey
  • Julio Gonzalo
  • Henning Müller
  • Gareth J. F. Jones
  • Michael Kluck
  • Bernardo Magnini
  • Maarten de Rijke
Conference proceedings CLEF 2005

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4022)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. What Happened in CLEF 2005

    1. Carol Peters
      Pages 1-10
  3. Part I. Multilingual Textual Document Retrival (Ad Hoc)

    1. Giorgio M. Di Nunzio, Nicola Ferro, Gareth J. F. Jones, Carol Peters
      Pages 11-36
  4. Cross-Language and More

    1. René Hackl, Thomas Mandl, Christa Womser-Hacker
      Pages 37-43
    2. José M. Goñi-Menoyo, José C. González-Cristóbal, Julio Villena-Román
      Pages 44-53
    3. Nuno Cardoso, Leonardo Andrade, Alberto Simões, Mário J. Silva
      Pages 54-60
    4. Isabelle Moulinier, Ken Williams
      Pages 61-68
    5. Loïc Maisonnasse, Gilles Sérasset, Jean-Pierre Chevallet
      Pages 69-78
    6. Elisa Noguera, Fernando Llopis, Rafael Muñoz, Rafael M. Terol, Miguel A. García-Cumbreras, Fernando Martínez-Santiago et al.
      Pages 79-82
    7. Atelach Alemu Argaw, Lars Asker, Rickard Cöster, Jussi Karlgren, Magnus Sahlgren
      Pages 83-92
    8. Jacques Guyot, Saïd Radhouani, Gilles Falquet
      Pages 102-112
    9. Fernando Martínez-Santiago, Miguel A. García-Cumbreras, L. A. Ureña-López
      Pages 113-120
    10. Jacques Savoy, Pierre-Yves Berger
      Pages 131-140
    11. Mikhail Ageev, Boris Dobrov, Natalia Loukachevitch
      Pages 141-150
    12. Adenike M. Lam-Adesina, Gareth J. F. Jones
      Pages 165-169
    13. Christina Lioma, Craig Macdonald, Ben He, Vassilis Plachouras, Iadh Ounis
      Pages 170-178
  5. Monolingual Experiments

    1. Anna Tordai, Maarten de Rijke
      Pages 179-186
    2. Annabelle Mercier, Amélie Imafouo, Michel Beigbeder
      Pages 187-193
    3. Fernando Llopis, Elisa Noguera
      Pages 204-207
    4. Jussi Karlgren, Magnus Sahlgren, Rickard Cöster
      Pages 208-211
  6. Part II. Domain-Specific Information Retrieval (Domain-Specific)

  7. Part III. Interactive Cross-Language Information Retrieval (iCLEF)

    1. Julio Gonzalo, Paul Clough, Alessandro Vallin
      Pages 251-262
    2. Angel Zazo, Carlos G. Figuerola, José Luis A. Berrocal, Viviana Fernández Marcial
      Pages 263-272
    3. Borja Navarro, Lorenza Moreno-Monteagudo, Elisa Noguera, Sonia Vázquez, Fernando Llopis, Andrés Montoyo
      Pages 273-282
    4. Víctor Peinado, Fernando López-Ostenero, Julio Gonzalo, Felisa Verdejo
      Pages 283-292
    5. Julio Villena-Román, Raquel M. Crespo-García, José Carlos González Cristóbal
      Pages 293-296
  8. Part IV. Multiple Language Question Answering (QA@CLEF)

    1. Alessandro Vallin, Bernardo Magnini, Danilo Giampiccolo, Lili Aunimo, Christelle Ayache, Petya Osenova et al.
      Pages 307-331
    2. Robert Strötgen, Thomas Mandl, René Schneider
      Pages 332-336
    3. Romaric Besançon, Mehdi Embarek, Olivier Ferret
      Pages 337-346
    4. David Tomás, José L. Vicedo, Maximiliano Saiz, Rubén Izquierdo
      Pages 347-350
    5. Paulo Quaresma, Irene Rodrigues
      Pages 351-360
    6. Gosse Bouma, Jori Mur, Gertjan van Noord, Lonneke van der Plas, Jörg Tiedemann
      Pages 370-379
    7. Brigitte Grau, Anne-Laure Ligozat, Isabelle Robba, Anne Vilnat
      Pages 380-389
    8. Hristo Tanev, Milen Kouylekov, Bernardo Magnini, Matteo Negri, Kiril Simov
      Pages 390-399
    9. Daniel Ferrés, Samir Kanaan, Alicia Ageno, Edgar González, Horacio Rodríguez, Jordi Turmo
      Pages 400-409
    10. Carlos Amaral, Helena Figueira, André Martins, Afonso Mendes, Pedro Mendes, Cláudia Pinto
      Pages 410-419
    11. Manuel Montes-y-Gómez, Luis Villaseñor-Pineda, Manuel Pérez-Coutiño, José Manuel Gómez-Soriano, Emilio Sanchís-Arnal, Paolo Rosso
      Pages 420-428
    12. José Manuel Gómez-Soriano, Davide Buscaldi, Empar Bisbal Asensi, Paolo Rosso, Emilio Sanchis Arnal
      Pages 439-448

About these proceedings


The sixth campaign of the Cross Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) for European languages was held from January to September 2005. CLEF is by now an established international evaluation initiative and 74 groups from all over the world submitted results for one or more of the different evaluation tracks in 2005, compared with 54 groups in 2004. There were eight distinct evaluation tracks, designed to test the performance of a wide range of systems for multilingual information access. Full details regarding the design of the tracks, the methodologies used for evaluation, and the results obtained by the participants can be found in the different sections of these proceedings. As always the results of the campaign were reported and discussed at the annual workshop held in Vienna, Austria, September 21-23, immediately following the ninth European Conference on Digital Libraries. The workshop was attended by approximately 110 academic and industrial researchers and system developers. In addition to presentations by participants in the campaign, Noriko Kando from the National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, gave an invited talk on the activities of the NTCIR evaluation initiative for Asian languages. Breakout sessions gave participants a chance to discuss ideas and results in detail. The final session was dedicated to proposals for activities for CLEF 2006. The presentations given at the workshop can be found on the CLEF Web site at: www. clef-campaign. org. We should like to thank the other members of the CLEF Steering Committee for their assistance in the coordination of this event.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Carol Peters
    • 1
  • Fredric C. Gey
    • 2
  • Julio Gonzalo
    • 3
  • Henning Müller
    • 4
  • Gareth J. F. Jones
    • 5
  • Michael Kluck
    • 6
  • Bernardo Magnini
    • 7
  • Maarten de Rijke
    • 8
  1. 1.ISTI-CNR, Area di RicercaPisaItaly
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  3. 3.No Affiliations 
  4. 4.Business Information SystemsUniversity of Applied SciencesSierreSwitzerland
  5. 5.Centre for Digital Video Processing & School of ComputingDublin City UniversityDublin 9Ireland
  6. 6.German Institute for International and Security AffairsStiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)BerlinGermany
  7. 7.ITC-IRSTTrentoItaly
  8. 8.ISLA, University of Amsterdam 

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