Multilingual and Multimodal Information Access Evaluation

Second International Conference of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum, CLEF 2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 19-22, 2011. Proceedings

  • Pamela Forner
  • Julio Gonzalo
  • Jaana Kekäläinen
  • Mounia Lalmas
  • Marteen de Rijke
Conference proceedings CLEF 2011

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6941)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Keynote Addresses

  3. Methodologies and Lessons

    1. James Mayfield, Dawn Lawrie, Paul McNamee, Douglas W. Oard
      Pages 3-13
    2. Denis Savenkov, Pavel Braslavski, Mikhail Lebedev
      Pages 14-25
    3. Enrique Amigó, Julio Gonzalo, Felisa Verdejo
      Pages 38-49
  4. Language and Processing

  5. Visual and Context

    1. Theodora Tsikrika, Alba G. Seco de Herrera, Henning Müller
      Pages 95-106
    2. Christopher G. Harris, Tao Xu
      Pages 107-118
    3. Emanuele Di Buccio, Marco Dussin, Nicola Ferro, Ivano Masiero, Giuseppe Santucci, Giuseppe Tino
      Pages 119-130
    4. Chee Wee Leong, Samer Hassan, Miguel Enrique Ruiz, Rada Mihalcea
      Pages 137-142
  6. Back Matter

About these proceedings


This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Multilingual and Multimodal Information Access Evaluation, in continuation of the popular CLEF campaigns and workshops that have run for the last decade, CLEF 2011, held in Amsterdem, The Netherlands, in September 2011.
The 14 revised full papers presented together with 2 keynote talks were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers accepted for the conference included research on evaluation methods and settings, natural language processing within different domains and languages, multimedia and reflections on CLEF. Two keynote speakers highlighted important developments in the field of evaluation: the role of users in evaluation and a framework for the use of crowdsourcing experiments in the setting of retrieval evaluation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Pamela Forner
    • 1
  • Julio Gonzalo
    • 2
  • Jaana Kekäläinen
    • 3
  • Mounia Lalmas
    • 4
  • Marteen de Rijke
    • 5
  1. 1.Center for the Evaluation of Language and Communication Technologies (CELCT)PovoItaly
  2. 2.National University of Distance Education, E.T.S.I. Informática de la UNEDMadridSpain
  3. 3.School of Information SciencesUniversity of TampereTampereFinland
  4. 4.Yahoo! ResearchBarcelonaSpain
  5. 5.Intelligent Systems LaboratoryUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-23707-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-23708-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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