Evaluation of Cross-Language Information Retrieval Systems

Second Workshop of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum, CLEF 2001 Darmstadt, Germany, September 3–4, 2001 Revised Papers

  • Carol Peters
  • Martin Braschler
  • Julio Gonzalo
  • Michael Kluck
Conference proceedings CLEF 2001

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2406)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Introduction

    1. Carol Peters
      Pages 1-5
  3. System Evaluation Experiments at CLEF 2001

    1. Martin Braschler
      Pages 9-26
  4. Mainly Cross-Language

    1. Gareth J. F. Jones, Adenike M. Lam-Adesina
      Pages 59-77
    2. Nicola Bertoldi, Marcello Federico
      Pages 94-101
    3. Martin Braschler, Bärbel Ripplinger, Peter Schäuble
      Pages 102-110
    4. Turid Hedlund, Heikki Keskustalo, Ari Pirkola, Eija Airio, Kalervo Järvelin
      Pages 118-136
    5. Jian-Yun Nie, Michel Simard
      Pages 137-150
    6. Fatiha Sadat, Akira Maeda, Masatoshi Yoshikawa, Shunsuke Uemura
      Pages 177-184
    7. Fernando Martínez-Santiago, L. Alfonso Ureña-López, M. Carlos Díaz-Galiano, Maite Martín-Valdivia, Manuel García-Vega
      Pages 185-192
    8. Hugo Molina-Salgado, Isabelle Moulinier, Mark Knudson, Elizabeth Lund, Kirat Sekhon
      Pages 226-234
    9. Fredric C. Gey, Hailing Jiang, Natalia Perelman
      Pages 235-243
    10. Fernando Llopis, José L. Vicedo
      Pages 244-252
  5. Monolingual Experiments

    1. Carlos G. Figuerola, Raquel Gómez, Angel F. Zazo Rodríguez, José Luis Alonso Berrocal
      Pages 253-261
    2. Teresita Frizzarin, Annius Groenink
      Pages 288-290
    3. Bärbel Ripplinger
      Pages 300-302
    4. Jakob Klok, Samuel Driessen, Marvin Brunner
      Pages 303-307
  6. Interactive Track

    1. Douglas W. Oard, Julio Gonzalo
      Pages 308-319
    2. Fernando López-Ostenero, Julio Gonzalo, Anselmo Peñas, Felisa Verdejo
      Pages 320-331
    3. Mark Sanderson, Zoë Bathie
      Pages 332-335
    4. Jianqiang Wang, Douglas W. Oard
      Pages 336-352
  7. Evaluation Issues and Results

    1. Ellen M. Voorhees
      Pages 355-370
    2. Martin Braschler, Carol Peters
      Pages 394-404
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 405-601

About these proceedings


The second evaluation campaign of the Cross Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) for European languages was held from January to September 2001. This campaign proved a great success, and showed an increase in participation of around 70% com pared with CLEF 2000. It culminated in a two day workshop in Darmstadt, Germany, 3–4 September, in conjunction with the 5th European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL 2001). On the first day of the workshop, the results of the CLEF 2001 evalua tion campaign were reported and discussed in paper and poster sessions. The second day focused on the current needs of cross language systems and how evaluation cam paigns in the future can best be designed to stimulate progress. The workshop was attended by nearly 50 researchers and system developers from both academia and in dustry. It provided an important opportunity for researchers working in the same area to get together and exchange ideas and experiences. Copies of all the presentations are available on the CLEF web site at http://www. clef campaign. org. This volume con tains thoroughly revised and expanded versions of the papers presented at the work shop and provides an exhaustive record of the CLEF 2001 campaign. CLEF 2001 was conducted as an activity of the DELOS Network of Excellence for Digital Libraries, funded by the EC Information Society Technologies program to further research in digital library technologies. The activity was organized in collabo ration with the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).


NLP queries S-Lang bilingual information cross-language information retrieval information extraction information retrieval machine translation multi-lingual information natural language processing nlp systems evaluation selection semantic analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Carol Peters
    • 1
  • Martin Braschler
    • 2
  • Julio Gonzalo
    • 3
  • Michael Kluck
    • 4
  1. 1.Consiglio Nazionale delle RicercheIstituto di Scienza e TecnologiePisaItaly
  2. 2.Eurospider Information Technology AGZürichSwitzerland
  3. 3.E.T.S.I. IndustrialesUniversidad Nacional de Educación a DistanciaMadridSpain
  4. 4.Informations Zentrum SozialwissenschaftenBonnGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-44042-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45691-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
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