CLEF 2006 Programme

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Wednesday 20 September
14:00 - 14:30 Welcome
Carol Peters, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy [slides]
14.30 - 14:50 CLEF Evaluation Infrastructure
Nicola Ferro, U. Padua, Italy
14:50 - 15:40 Ad Hoc Track Overview
    • Main- Mono and Bilingual Tasks
    • Giorgio M.Di Nunzio, University of Padua, Italy [slides]
    • Robust Tasks
    • Thomas Mandl, U. Hildesheim, Germany [slides]
15:40 - 16:00 Domain-Specific Overview
Max Stempfhuber, IZ Bonn, Germany
16:00 - 16:30 Break
16:30 - 17:20 ImageCLEF Overview
    • Introduction and ImageCLEFphoto
    • Paul Clough, U. Sheffield, UK [slides]
    • ImageCLEFmed
    • Henning Müller, U. Geneva, Switzerland [slides]
    • Object Recognition and Medical Image Annotation
    • Thomas Deselaers, RWTH Aachen U. Germany
17:20 - 17:40 Interactive CLEF Overview
Jussi Karlgren, SICS, Sweden
17:40 - 18:40 QA@CLEF Overview
    • Main Task
    • Danilo Giampiccolo, CELCT, Trento, Italy
    • WiQA@CLEF 2006: Pilot:Task Overview
    • Maarten de Rijke, U. Amsterdam, NL [slides]
    • Exercise: Answer Validation (AVE)
    • Anselmo Peñas, UNED, Madrid, Spain
    • Exercise: Real Time QA
    • Fernando Llopis, U. Alicante, Spain [slides]
Thursday, 21 September
9:00 - 9:40 GeoCLEF Overview
    • Track Organisation
    • Fredric C. Gey, UC Berkeley, USA
    • Results and Analysis
    • Giorgio Di Nunzio, U. Padua, Italy
9:40 - 10:20 CL-SR Overview
Gareth J.F. Jones, Dublin City U., Ireland and Douglas W. Oard, U. Maryland, USA
10:20 - 11:00 WebCLEF Overview
Track Organisation, Maarten de Rijke, U.Amsterdam, NL
    • Overview of WebCLEF 2006
    • Maarten de Rijke, U. Amsterdam, NL [slides]
    • UPV/BUAP at WebCLEF
    • David Pinto, UPV, Spain and BUAP, Mexico
    • Multilingual Web Retrieval Experiments with Field Specific Indexing Strategies for CLEF 2006
    • Thomas Mandl, U. Hildesheim, Germany [slides]
11:00 - 11:30 Break
11:30 - 13:00 Parallel sessions: ImageCLEF with iCLEF and QA@CLEF
11:30 - 13:00 ImageCLEF with iCLEF
Chairs: Paul Clough, Henning Müller and Thomas Deselaers
    • CINDI at ImageCLEF 2006: Image Retrieval and Annotation Tasks for the General Photographic and Medical Image Collections
    • Bipin C. Desai, Concordia U., Canada
    • Morphosaurus in ImageCLEF 2006: The Effects of Subwords on Biomedical IR s
    • Philipp Daumke, U. Freiburg, Germany [slides]
    • Radiograph Annotation using Local Relational Features
    • Lokesh Setia, U. Freiburg, Germany [slides]
    • Knowledge-Based Medical Image Indexing and Retrieval
    • Nicolas Eric Maillot, IPAL/CNRS, Singapore [slides]
    • Query and Document Translation by Automatic Text Categorization
    • Julien Gobeill, U. Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland [slides]
    • UNED at iCLEF 2006: Are Users Willing To Search CL?
    • Víctor Peinado, UNED Madrid, Spain [slides]
11:30 - 13:00 QA@CLEF
Chair: Bernardo Magnini
    • Using Content and Structure at WiQA 2006
    • Maarten de Rijke, U. Amsterdam, The Netherlands [slides]
    • Experimenting a "General Purpose" Textual Entailment Learner in AVE
    • Fabio Zanzotto, U. Milan-Bicocca, Italy [slides]
    • Toward Entailment-based Question Answering: ITC-irst at CLEF 2006
    • Milen Kouleykov, ITC-irst, Italy [slides]
    • UPV at QA@CLEF 2006
    • Davide Buscaldi, U. Politecnica Valencia, Spain [slides]
    • Cross-Lingual Question Answering using QRISTAL
    • Dominique Laurent, Synapse Développement, France
    • Accuracy of the AID System's Information Retrieval in Processing Huge Data Collections
    • Jolanta Mizera-Pietraszko, Wroclaw University of Technology, Polands
13.00 - 14.30 Lunch
14:30 - 16:00 Parellel Sessions: Ad-Hoc with Domain-specific and Cross-Language Speech Retrieval
14:30 - 16:00 Ad-Hoc with Domain-specific
Chair: Carol Peters and Thomas Mandl
    • Statistical Machine Translation and Cross-Language IR: QMUL at CLEF 2006
    • Christof Monz, Queen Mary, U. of London, UK
    • Cross Language search on the WEB and Digital Libraries
    • Luca Dini, CELI, Italy [slides]
    • REINA at CLEF 2006 Robust Task: Local Query Expansion Using Term Windows for Robust Retrievals
    • Angel Zazo, U. Salamanca, Spain [slides]
    • Robust Task: Failure Analysis, Evaluation and Approaches
    • Jacques Savoy, U. Neuchâtel, Switzerland [slides]
    • Domain-Specific Retrieval: Back to Basics
    • Ray Larson, UC Berkeley, USA
14:30 - 16:00 Cross-Language Speech Retrieval
Chair: Douglas W. Oard and Gareth J.F. Jones
    • The University of West Bohemia at the CL-SR Track
    • Pavel Ircing, U. West Bohemia, Czech Republic
    • Dublin City University at CLEF 2006: Cross-Language Speech Retrieval (CL-SR) Experiments
    • Gareth J. F. Jones, Dublin City U., Ireland [slides]
    • Applying Logic Forms and Statistical Methods to CL-SR Performance
    • R.M. Terol, U. Alicante, Spain [slides]
    • Speech Retrieval Experiments using XML Information Retrieval
    • Robin Aly, U. Twente, The Netherlands
    • Experiments for the CL-SR task at CLEF 2006
    • Diana Inkpen, U. Ottawa, Canada [slides]
    • CLEF 2006 CL-SR at Maryland: English and Czech
    • Douglas W. Oard, U. Maryland, USA
16:00 - 16:30 Break
16:30 - 17:00 Invited Talk
    • Supporting Information Utilization in Documents: Trend Information, Cross-Lingual Opinion Analysis, and Multiple Collections Experiments at NTCIR-6
    • Noriko Kando, NII, Tokyo, Japan
17:00 - 19:00 Poster Boaster (slides) and Poster Session
20:30 - Welcome Reception
Casino de Alicante (Old Casino of Alicante), Sponsored by Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Alicante (City Hall of Alicante)
Friday, 22 September
9:00 - 10:30 Parellel Sessions: WebCLEF and GeoCLEF
9:00 - 10:30 WebCLEF
Chair: Maarten de Rijke
    • WebCLEF 2006 Topic Development
    • Leif Azzopardi and Krisztian Balog, U. Amsterdam, The Netherlands [slides]
    • WebCLEF 2007 Task Proposal: Between Known-Item and Ad hoc
    • Jaap Kamps, U. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    • WebCLEF 2007 Task Proposal: Exploring News Feeds
    • Jaap Kamps and Maarten de Rijke, U. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    • Discussion
9:00-10:30 GeoCLEF
Chair: Fredric C. Gey
    • Blind Relevance Feedback and Named Entity based Query Expansion for Geographic Retrieval at GeoCLEF 2006
    • Kerstin Bischoff, U. Hildesheim, Germany [slides]
    • Geographic IR Helped by Structured Geospatial Knowledge Resources
    • Antonio Toral Ruiz, U. Alicante, Spain
    • Co-occurrence and Place Name Disambiguation
    • Simon Overell, Imperial College, London, UK [slides]
    • The University of Lisbon at CLEF 2006
    • Nuno Cardoso, U. Lisbon, Portugal [slides]
    • GIR Experimentation
    • Geoffrey Andogah, U. Groningen, The Netherlands [slides]
    • University of Twente at GeoCLEF 2006: Geofiltered Document Retrieval
    • Claudia Hauff, U. Twente, The Netherlands
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 Breakout discussion sessions
    • Ad Hoc plus Domain-specific
    • QA using Wikipedia
12:00 - 13:00 Breakout discussion sessions
    • QA@CLEF
    • GeoCLEF
    • CL-SR
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch (Steering Committee Meeting)
14:30 - 14:40 The CLEF 2000-2003 Test Suite
Khalid Choukri, ELRA/ELDA, Paris, France
14:40 - 14:50 Report from the MLIA Workshop at SIGIR
Fredric C. Gey, UC Berkeley, USA
14:50 - 15:10 What MLIA Applications can learn from Evaluation Campaigns
Martin Braschler, ZWN, CH
15:10 - 16:30 Concluding Session
Towards CLEF 2007: Reports from Breakout Sessions
    • Cross-Language Speech Retrieval track [slides]
    • WebCLEF... The Future
    • Maarten de Rijke, U. Amsterdam, The Netherlands [slides]