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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   CLEF 2002, Cross Language Evaluation Forum
From:   Magali Duclaux
Email:   duclaux_(on)_elda.fr
Date received:   09 Apr 2002
Deadline:   15 Jun 2002
Start date:   19 Sep 2002

We apologise if you receive multiples copies of this announcement. ************************************************************************ ****** You will find below a reminder for the CFP for the third evaluation campaign in cross-language information retrieval, CLEF. ************************************** C A L L F O R PARTICIPATION ************************************** Subject: CLEF 2002, Cross Language Evaluation Forum Web-site: http://www.clef-campaign.org The CLEF series of system evaluation campaigns aims at promoting research and development in mono- and cross-language information retrieval for European languages. Registration is now open for CLEF 2002. The main track in CLEF 2002 tests multilingual IR systems. Additional tracks will offer evaluation for bilingual and monolingual (non-English) systems on general-purpose and scientific test collections. There will also be a track testing interactive cross-language systems. The CLEF test collection for 2002 consists of a multilingual corpus of newspaper and newswire documents for English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Finnish plus collections of scientific documents in French and German. A standard set of topic statements from which participating systems can derive the queries will be released in all seven document languages plus many more including Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Swedish. IMPORTANT DATES: Data Release 1 February 2002 Topic Release - 1 April 2002 Submission of runs by participants - 15 June 2002 Release of relevance assessments and individual results 1 August 2002 Submission of paper for Working Notes 1 September 2002 Workshop 19-20 September 2002, Rome, Italy (in conjunction with ECDL 2002) For full details on the CLEF Agenda and Task Description for 2002 and instructions on How to Participate, see http://www.clef-campaign.org For further information, contact: Carol Peters - IEI-CNR Tel: +39 050 315 2987 Fax: +39 050 315 2810 E-mail: carol_(on)_iei.pi.cnr.it.

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