This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 8th
Workshop of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum, CLEF 2007, held in
Budapest, Hungary, September 2007.
The revised and extended papers were carefully reviewed and selected for
inclusion in the book. There are 115 contributions in total and an
introduction. The seven distrinct evaluation tracks in CLEF 2007, are
designed to test the performance of a wide range of multilingual
information access systems or system components. The papers are organized
in topical sections on Multilingual Textual Document Retrieval (Ad Hoc),
Domain-Specific Information Retrieval (Domain-Specific), Multiple Language
Question Answering (QA@CLEF), cross-language retrieval in image collections
(Image CLEF), cross-language speech retrieval (CL-SR), multilingual Web
retrieval (WebCLEF), cross-language geographical retrieval (GeoCLEF), and
CLEF in other evaluations.