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

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-27420-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-32051-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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