Michael Kluck

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The Project German Indexing and Retrieval Test Data base (GIRT) provides a framework for the comparison of indexing and retrieval systems using German scientific information which is based on the social sciences. The aims and methods of the test environment are described. Some results of the pre-test, which was carried out with the retrieval systems(More)
Topic creation and relevance assessment are considered as crucial components of the evaluation process in Information Retrieval (IR). In the context of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF), the focus lies on evaluating multilingual functions of IR systems. Therefore, topics are generated in various languages and judging the documents delivered by the(More)
We describe the creation of an infrastructure for the testing of cross-language text retrieval systems within the context of the Text REtrieval Conferences (TREC) organised by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The approach adopted and the issues that had to be taken into consideration when building a multilingual test suite and(More)