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Category:   E-Material
Subject:   (Cross language) Image test collection released
From:   Mark Sanderson
Email:   m.sanderson_(on)_sheffield.ac.uk
Date received:   10 Feb 2003

As part of the CLEF cross language evaluation forum, a collection of just under 30,000 images each with a text caption (approx. 44 words) is now available, a set of queries translated into a range of languages will be released in the next month to allow researchers to explore both monolingual and cross language image retrieval. Although Cross Language Image Retrieval by text caption has been much discussed, little research has been conducted on this topic; we hope this collection will facilitate such research. The images are a set of mainly monochrome photographs (368x234) taken from St. Andrews University's collection of Scottish photographers. Those interested in working with the collection should contact Carol Peters (carol_(on)_iei.pi.cnr.it) to sign the necessary copyright agreement form so the collection can be released to them. As with all test collection exercises, we encourage participation to help us form relevance judgements from a pool of submitted runs. The dates of data release and run submission will follow those of CLEF (see URL below). If a sufficient number of researchers contribute runs, we hope to provide a forum for this research to be discussed at the CLEF meeting at ECDL 2003. http://clef.iei.pi.cnr.it:2002/2003 /2003dates.html <http://clef.iei.pi.cnr.it:2002/2003 /2003dates.html> _______________________________________________________________________ _ Mark Sanderson, Room 303 Tel: +44 (0) 114 22 22648 Department of Information Studies Fax: +44 (0) 114 27 80300 University of Sheffield, Regent Court, mailto:m.sanderson_(on)_shef.ac.uk m.sanderson_(on)_shef.ac.uk> 211 Portobello St., Sheffield, S1 4DP, UK http://dis.shef.ac.uk/mark/ <http://dis.shef.ac.uk/mark/> ________________________________________________________________________ _ Good judgement comes from experience, experience comes from bad judgement

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