The CLEF 2003 Interactive Track
The CLEF 2003 Interactive Track (iCLEF) was the third year of a shared experiment design to compare strategies for cross-language search assistance. Two kinds of experiments were performed: a) experiments in Cross-Language Document Selection, where the user task is to scan a ranked list of documents written in a foreign language, selecting those which seem relevant to a given query. The aim here is to compare different translation strategies for an “indicative” purpose; and b) Full Cross-Language Search experiments, where the user task is to maximize the number of relevant documents that can be found in a foreign-language collection with the help of an end-to-end cross-language search system. Participating teams could choose to focus on any aspects of the search task (e.g., query formulation, query translation and/or relevance feedback). This paper describes the shared experiment design and briefly summarizes the experiments run by the five teams that participated.
KeywordsNoun Phrase Relevant Document Machine Translation Relevance Judgment Query Formulation
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