Experimental IR Meets Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Interaction

9th International Conference of the CLEF Association, CLEF 2018, Avignon, France, September 10-14, 2018, Proceedings

  • Patrice Bellot
  • Chiraz Trabelsi
  • Josiane Mothe
  • Fionn Murtagh
  • Jian Yun Nie
  • Laure Soulier
  • Eric SanJuan
  • Linda Cappellato
  • Nicola Ferro
Conference proceedings CLEF 2018

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11018)

Also part of the Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI book sub series (LNISA, volume 11018)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Full Papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vincent Andrearczyk, Henning Müller
      Pages 3-14
    3. Kseniya Buraya, Aleksandr Farseev, Andrey Filchenkov
      Pages 15-27
    4. Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio, Federica Vezzani
      Pages 28-39
    5. Athanasios Lagopoulos, Antonios Anagnostou, Adamantios Minas, Grigorios Tsoumakas
      Pages 52-63
    6. Messaoud Chaa, Omar Nouali, Patrice Bellot
      Pages 64-75
    7. Ehsan Sherkat, Julien Velcin, Evangelos E. Milios
      Pages 76-88
  3. Short Papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Georgeta Bordea, Frantz Thiessard, Thierry Hamon, Fleur Mougin
      Pages 115-120
    3. Jahna Otterbacher
      Pages 121-127
    4. Javier Sánchez-Junquera, Luis Villaseñor-Pineda, Manuel Montes-y-Gómez, Paolo Rosso
      Pages 135-140
  4. Best of CLEF 2017 Labs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Angelo Basile, Gareth Dwyer, Maria Medvedeva, Josine Rawee, Hessel Haagsma, Malvina Nissim
      Pages 143-156
    3. Sue Han Lee, Yang Loong Chang, Chee Seng Chan, Joly Alexis, Pierre Bonnet, Herve Goeau
      Pages 169-180
    4. Elvys Linhares Pontes, Stéphane Huet, Juan-Manuel Torres-Moreno
      Pages 181-190
    5. Marcel Trotzek, Sven Koitka, Christoph M. Friedrich
      Pages 191-202
    6. Helena Gómez-Adorno, Carolina Martín-del-Campo-Rodríguez, Grigori Sidorov, Yuridiana Alemán, Darnes Vilariño, David Pinto
      Pages 216-223
    7. Sadid A. Hasan, Yuan Ling, Joey Liu, Rithesh Sreenivasan, Shreya Anand, Tilak Raj Arora et al.
      Pages 224-230
    8. Hua Yang, Teresa Gonçalves
      Pages 231-236
  5. CLEF 2018 Lab Overviews

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Nicola Ferro, Maria Maistro, Tetsuya Sakai, Ian Soboroff
      Pages 239-246
    3. Alexis Joly, Hervé Goëau, Christophe Botella, Hervé Glotin, Pierre Bonnet, Willem-Pier Vellinga et al.
      Pages 247-266
    4. Efstathios Stamatatos, Francisco Rangel, Michael Tschuggnall, Benno Stein, Mike Kestemont, Paolo Rosso et al.
      Pages 267-285
    5. Hanna Suominen, Liadh Kelly, Lorraine Goeuriot, Aurélie Névéol, Lionel Ramadier, Aude Robert et al.
      Pages 286-301
    6. Malek Hajjem, Jean Valére Cossu, Chiraz Latiri, Eric SanJuan
      Pages 302-308
    7. Bogdan Ionescu, Henning Müller, Mauricio Villegas, Alba García Seco de Herrera, Carsten Eickhoff, Vincent Andrearczyk et al.
      Pages 309-334
    8. Gabriella Pasi, Gareth J. F. Jones, Keith Curtis, Stefania Marrara, Camilla Sanvitto, Debasis Ganguly et al.
      Pages 335-342
    9. David E. Losada, Fabio Crestani, Javier Parapar
      Pages 343-361
    10. Evangelos Kanoulas, Leif Azzopardi, Grace Hui Yang
      Pages 362-371
    11. Preslav Nakov, Alberto Barrón-Cedeño, Tamer Elsayed, Reem Suwaileh, Lluís Màrquez, Wajdi Zaghouani et al.
      Pages 372-387
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 389-390

About these proceedings


This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th International Conference of the CLEF Initiative, CLEF 2018, jointly organized by Avignon, Marseille and Toulon universities and held in Avignon, France, in September 2018. The conference has a clear focus on experimental information retrieval with special attention to the challenges of multimodality, multilinguality, and interactive search ranging from unstructured to semi structures and structured data. The 13 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 39 submissions. Many papers tackle the medical ehealth and ehealth multimedia retrieval challenges, however there are many other topics of research such as document clustering, social biases in IR, social book search, personality profiling. Further this volume presents 9 “best of the labs” papers which were reviewed as a full paper submission with the same review criteria. The labs represented scientific challenges based on new data sets and real world problems in multimodal and multilingual information access. In addition to this, 10 benchmarking labs reported results of their yearlong activities in overview talks and lab sessions. The papers address all aspects of information access in any modularity and language and cover a broad range of topics in the field of multilingual and multimodal information access evaluation.


artificial intelligence biocommunications bioinformatics biomedical technologies classification image processing image segmentation information retrieval internet medical images Natural Language Processing (NLP) natural language processing systems neural networks query languages search engines semantics social networking social networks software engineering world wide web

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.Aix-Marseille UniversityMarseille Cedex 20France
  2. 2.Virtual University of TunisTunisTunisia
  3. 3.Systèmes d’informations, Big Data et RecInstitut de Recherche en Informatique deToulouse Cedex 04France
  4. 4.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of HuddersfieldHuddersfieldUnited Kingdom
  5. 5.DIROUniversite de MontrealMontrealCanada
  6. 6.Pierre and Marie Curie UniversityParis Cedex 05France
  7. 7.Université d'Avignon et des Pays deAvignonFrance
  8. 8.Department of Information EngineeringUniversity of PaduaPaduaItaly
  9. 9.University of PaduaPaduaItaly

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