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GeoCLEF 2007: the CLEF 2007 cross-language geographic information retrieval track overview

Mandl, T., Gey, F., Di Nunzio, G., Ferro, N., Larson, R., Sanderson, M., Santos, D., Womser-Hacker, C. and Xie, X. (2008) GeoCLEF 2007: the CLEF 2007 cross-language geographic information retrieval track overview. In: Peters, C., Jijkoun, V., Mandl, T., Müller, H., Oard, D., Peñas, A., Petras, V. and Santos, D., (eds.) Advances in Multilingual and Multimodal Information Retrieval : 8th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum, CLEF 2007, Budapest, Hungary, September 19-21, 2007 - Revised Selected Papers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (5152). Springer . ISBN 978-3-540-85759-4


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GeoCLEF ran as a regular track for the second time within the Cross Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) 2007. The purpose of GeoCLEF is to test and evaluate cross-language geographic information retrieval (GIR): retrieval for topics with a geographic specification. GeoCLEF 2007 consisted of two sub tasks. A search task ran for the third time and a query classification task was organized for the first. For the GeoCLEF 2007 search task, twenty-five search topics were defined by the organizing groups for searching English, German, Portuguese and Spanish document collections. All topics were translated into English, Indonesian, Portuguese, Spanish and German. Several topics in 2007 were geographically challenging. Thirteen groups submitted 108 runs. The groups used a variety of approaches. For the classification task, a query log from a search engine was provided and the groups needed to identify the queries with a geographic scope and the geographic components within the local queries.

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Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Information School (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2008 17:17
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 16:56
Status: Published
Publisher: Springer
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/4558

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