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Title: Advances in Multilingual and Multimodal Information Retrieval
Subtitle: 8th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum, CLEF 2007, Budapest, Hungary, September 19-21, 2007, Revised Selected Papers
Edited By: Carol Peters
Valentin Jijkoun
Thomas Mandl
Henning Müller
Douglas W. Oard
Anselmo Peñas
Vivien Petras
Diana M. S. M. P. Santos
URL: http://www.springer.com/978-3-540-85759-4
Series Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Springer
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3540857591
ISBN-13: 9783540857594
Pages: 922
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Europe EURO 93.95