Multilingual Information Access for Text, Speech and Images

5th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum, CLEF 2004, Bath, UK, September 15-17, 2004, Revised Selected Papers

  • Carol Peters
  • Paul Clough
  • Julio Gonzalo
  • Gareth J. F. Jones
  • Michael Kluck
  • Bernardo Magnini
Conference proceedings CLEF 2004

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3491)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. What Happened in CLEF 2004?

    1. Carol Peters
      Pages 1-9
  3. Part I. Ad Hoc Text Retrieval Tracks

    1. Martin Braschler, Giorgio M. Di Nunzio, Nicola Ferro, Carol Peters
      Pages 10-26
    2. Mainly Cross-Language Experiments

      1. Jacques Savoy, Pierre-Yves Berger
        Pages 27-37
      2. Jean-Pierre Chevallet, Gilles Sérasset
        Pages 38-49
      3. Paul McNamee, James Mayfield
        Pages 50-59
      4. Daniel Gayo-Avello, Darío Álvarez-Gutiérrez, José Gayo-Avello
        Pages 73-82
      5. Romaric Besançon, Olivier Ferret, Christian Fluhr
        Pages 83-89
      6. Fernando Llopis, Rafael Muñoz, Rafael M. Terol, Elisa Noguera
        Pages 90-99
      7. David Nadeau, Mario Jarmasz, Caroline Barrière, George Foster, Claude St-Jacques
        Pages 100-109
      8. Isabelle Moulinier, Ken Williams
        Pages 110-122
      9. Jaap Kamps, Sisay Fissaha Adafre, Maarten de Rijke
        Pages 123-134
      10. Atelach Alemu Argaw, Lars Asker, Rickard Cöster, Jussi Karlgren
        Pages 143-149
      11. Jussi Karlgren, Magnus Sahlgren, Timo Järvinen, Rickard Cöster
        Pages 150-155
      12. Fernando Martínez-Santiago, Miguel A. García-Cumbreras, Manuel C. Díaz-Galiano, L. Alfonso Ureña
        Pages 156-164
      13. René Hackl, Thomas Mandl, Christa Womser-Hacker
        Pages 165-169
      14. José M. Goñi-Menoyo, José C. González, J. L. Martínez-Fernández, J. Villena
        Pages 188-199
      15. Gareth J. F. Jones, Michael Burke, John Judge, Anna Khasin, Adenike Lam-Adesina, Joachim Wagner
        Pages 207-220
    3. Monolingual Experiments

      1. Nuno Cardoso, Mário J. Silva, Miguel Costa
        Pages 245-252
      2. Christina Lioma, Ben He, Vassilis Plachouras, Iadh Ounis
        Pages 253-259
  4. Part II. Domain-Specific Document Retrieval

    1. Mustapha Baziz, Mohand Boughanem, Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles
      Pages 283-291
    2. Yuichi Kojima
      Pages 292-297
  5. Part III. Interactive Cross-Language Information Retrieval

    1. Fernando López-Ostenero, Julio Gonzalo, Víctor Peinado, Felisa Verdejo
      Pages 323-333
    2. Borja Navarro, Lorenza Moreno, Sonia Vázquez, Fernando Llopis, Andrés Montoyo, Miguel Ángel Varó
      Pages 334-342
    3. Preben Hansen, Jussi Karlgren, Magnus Sahlgren
      Pages 343-347
    4. Daqing He, Jianqiang Wang, Jun Luo, Douglas W. Oard
      Pages 348-362
    5. Carlos G. Figuerola, Angel F. Zazo, José L. Alonso Berrocal, Emilio Rodríguez Vázquez de Aldana
      Pages 363-370
  6. Part IV. Multiple Language Question Answering

    1. Bernardo Magnini, Alessandro Vallin, Christelle Ayache, Gregor Erbach, Anselmo Peñas, Maarten de Rijke et al.
      Pages 371-391
    2. Laura Perret
      Pages 392-403
    3. Richard F. E. Sutcliffe, Igal Gabbay, Michael Mulcahy, Aoife O’Gorman
      Pages 404-410
    4. David Ahn, Valentin Jijkoun, Karin Müller, Maarten de Rijke, Stefan Schlobach, Gilad Mishne
      Pages 423-434
    5. Hristo Tanev, Matteo Negri, Bernardo Magnini, Milen Kouylekov
      Pages 435-445
    6. Kisuh Ahn, Beatrice Alex, Johan Bos, Tiphaine Dalmas, Jochen L. Leidner, Matthew B. Smillie
      Pages 446-457
    7. Petya Osenova, Alexander Simov, Kiril Simov, Hristo Tanev, Milen Kouylekov
      Pages 458-469
    8. Brigitte Grau, Gabriel Illouz, Laura Monceaux, Isabelle Robba, Anne Vilnat, Guillaume Bourdil et al.
      Pages 470-481
    9. Lili Aunimo, Reeta Kuuskoski, Juha Makkonen
      Pages 482-493
    10. César de Pablo-Sánchez, José Luis Martínez-Fernández, Paloma Martínez, Julio Villena
      Pages 494-501
    11. M. Pérez-Coutiño, T. Solorio, M. Montes-y-Gómez, A. López-López, L. Villaseñor-Pineda
      Pages 502-511

About these proceedings


The ?fth campaign of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) for Eu- pean languages was held from January to September 2004. Participation in the CLEF campaigns has increased each year and CLEF 2004 was no exception: 55 groups submitted results for one or more of the di?erent tracks compared with 42 groups in the previous year. CLEF 2004 also marked a breaking point with respect to previous campaigns. The focus was no longer mainly concentrated on multilingual document retrieval as in previous years but was diversi?ed to include di?erent kinds of text retrieval across languages (e. g. , exact answers in the question-answering track) and retrieval on di?erent kinds of media (i. e. , not just plain text but collections containing image and speech as well). In ad- tion, increasing attention was given to issues that regard system usability and user satisfaction with tasks to measure the e?ectiveness of interactive systems or system components being included in both the cross-language question - swering and image retrieval tasks with the collaboration of the coordinators of the interactive track. The campaign culminated in a two-and-a-half-day workshop held in Bath, UK, 15–17 September, immediately following the 8th European Conference on Digital Libraries. The workshop was attended by nearly 100 researchers and s- tem developers.


DOM GIF algorithms bilingual information retrieval cross-language queries cross-lingual text retrieval image retrieval interactive text retrieval systems learning machine translation multilingual information retrieval natural language processing proving spoken document retrieval

Editors and affiliations

  • Carol Peters
    • 1
  • Paul Clough
    • 2
  • Julio Gonzalo
    • 3
  • Gareth J. F. Jones
    • 4
  • Michael Kluck
    • 5
  • Bernardo Magnini
    • 6
  1. 1.ISTI-CNRPisaItaly
  2. 2.Sheffield UniversitySheffieldUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.No Affiliations 
  4. 4.Centre for Digital Video Processing & School of ComputingDublin City UniversityDublin 9Ireland
  5. 5.German Institute for International and Security AffairsStiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)BerlinGermany
  6. 6.ITC-IRSTTrentoItaly

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