Christa Womser-Hacker

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GeoCLEF is an evaluation initiative for testing queries with a geographic specification in large set of text documents. GeoCLEF ran a regular track for the third time within the Cross Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) 2008. The purpose of GeoCLEF is to test and evaluate cross-language geographic information retrieval (GIR). GeoCLEF 2008 consisted of two sub(More)
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,(More)
The large number of experiments carried out within evaluation initiatives for information retrieval has led to an invaluable source for further research and meta-analysis. In this study, an analysis of the results of the Cross Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) campaigns for the years 2000 to 2003 is presented. This study considers the performance of the(More)
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(More)
In 2011, the University of Hildesheim and Chemnitz University of Technology participated together in the CLEF Intellectual Property Track. We focused on the prior art candidate search, which was already provided for the third time. Our group submitted seven runs ranging from simple bag of words to linguistic phrases. The aim of our experiments was to(More)
Language identification is an important task for web information retrieval. This paper presents the implementation of a tool for language identification in mono- and multi-lingual documents. The tool implements four algorithms for language identification. Furthermore, we present a n-gram approach for the identification of languages in multi-lingual(More)
In this paper we present an evaluation resource for geographic information retrieval developed within the Cross Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF). The GeoCLEF track is dedicated to the evaluation of geographic information retrieval systems. The resource encompasses more than 600,000 documents, 75 topics so far, and more than 100,000 relevance judgments for(More)
Opinion Mining is a discipline that has attracted some attention lately. Most of the research in this field has been done for English or Asian languages, due to the lack of resources in other languages. In this paper we describe our methodology for developing a manually annotated multilingual corpus with fine-grained opinion and target annotations. The(More)