Overview of the WikipediaMM Task at ImageCLEF 2008

  • Theodora Tsikrika
  • Jana Kludas
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5706)


The wikipediaMM task provides a testbed for the system- oriented evaluation of ad-hoc retrieval from a large collection of Wikipedia images. It became a part of the ImageCLEF evaluation campaign in 2008 with the aim of investigating the use of visual and textual sources in combination for improving the retrieval performance. This paper presents an overview of the task’s resources, topics, assessments, participants’ approaches, and main results.


Query Expansion Mean Average Precision Fusion Approach Visual Concept Candidate Topic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Theodora Tsikrika
    • 1
  • Jana Kludas
    • 2
  1. 1.CWI, AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.CUI, University of GenevaSwitzerland

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