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GeoCLEF: the CLEF 2005 cross-language geographic information retrieval track overview

Gey, F., Larson, R., Sanderson, M., Joho, H., Clough, P. and Petras, V. (2006) GeoCLEF: the CLEF 2005 cross-language geographic information retrieval track overview. In: Accessing Multilingual Information Repositories : 6th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evalution Forum, CLEF 2005, Vienna, Austria, 21-23 September, 2005, Revised Selected Papers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (4022). Springer , Berlin / Heidelberg , pp. 908-919. ISBN 978-3-540-45697-1

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Abstract

After being a pilot track in 2005, GeoCLEF advanced to be a regular track within CLEF 2006. The purpose of GeoCLEF is to test and evaluate cross-language geographic information retrieval (GIR): retrieval for topics with a geographic specification. For GeoCLEF 2006, twenty-five search topics were defined by the organizing groups for searching English, German, Portuguese and Spanish document collections. Topics were translated into English, German, Portuguese, Spanish and Japanese. Several topics in 2006 were significantly more geographically challenging than in 2005. Seventeen groups submitted 149 runs (up from eleven groups and 117 runs in GeoCLEF 2005). The groups used a variety of approaches, including geographic bounding boxes, named entity extraction and external knowledge bases (geographic thesauri and ontologies and gazetteers).

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006. This is an author produced version of the published paper. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Information School (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2008 17:22
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 16:56
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11878773
Status: Published
Publisher: Springer
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1007/11878773
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/4537

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