Linguistic and Statistical Analysis of the CLEF Topics

  title={Linguistic and Statistical Analysis of the CLEF Topics},
  author={Thomas Mandl and Christa Womser-Hacker},
This paper reports on an analysis of the CLEF topics from the year 2001. We investigated especially potential correlations between features of the topics and the performance of retrieval systems. Although there are some weak relations, we can claim as a result, that the properties of the CLEF topics do not introduce any bias for the results of the retrieval systems. We found one correlation for the English topics. The more linguistic challenges the topic texts included, the better the… CONTINUE READING
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