CLEF 2009 Programme

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Wednesday, 30 September
12:30 - 14:00 Registration
14:00 - 18:40 Plenary Sessions (Ballroom)
14:00 - 14:30 Welcome
Carol Peters, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy [slides]
14:30 - 15:20 Ad-hoc Track Overview
    • The TEL and Persian Tasks
    • Nicola Ferro, University of Padua, Italy [slides]
    • Robust-WSD Exercise
    • Eneko Agirre, University of the Basque Country, Spain [slides]
15:20 - 16:00 CLEF-IP Track Overview
    • CLEF-IP 2009: Retrieval Experiments in the Intellectual Property Domain
    • Giovanna Roda, Matrixware, Austria [slides]
16:00 - 16:30 Break
16:30 - 17:00 iCLEF Track Overview
    • iCLEF 2009: the Good and the Bad
    • Julio Gonzalo, LSI-UNED, Spain [slides]
17:00 - 17:50 QA@CLEF Track Overview
    • QA Introduction
    • Anselmo Peñas, UNED NLP & IR Group, Spain [slides]
    • Overview of ResPubliQA 2009: Question Answering Evaluation over European Legislation
    • Anselmo Peñas, UNED NLP & IR Group, Spain [slides]
    • Overview of QAST 2009
    • Nicolas Moreau, ELDA, Paris, France [slides]
    • Overview of GikiCLEF 2009
    • Diana Santos and Luis Miguel Cabral, Linguateca, Sintef ICT, Norway [slides]
17:50 - 18:30 ImageCLEF Track Overview [slides]
    • Non-Medical Tasks
    • Monica Lestari Paramita, University of Sheffield, UK
    • Medical Tasks
    • Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer, Oregon Health and Science University, USA
Thursday, 1 October
9:00 - 15:30 Plenary Sessions (Ballroom)
9:00 - 9:30 VideoCLEF Track Overview
    • VideoCLEF 2009: Speech-based Multimedia Content Enrichment
    • Martha Larson, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands [slides]
9:30 - 10:00 LogCLEF Track Overview
    • Log Analysis and Geographic Query Identification (LAGI)
    • Thomas Mandl, University of Hildesheim, Germany [slides]
    • Log Analysis for Digital Societies (LADS)
    • Giorgio di Nunzio, University of Padua, Italy [slides]
10:00 - 10:30 INFILE Track Overview
    • Overview of the INFILE Track at CLEF 2009: Multilingual INformation FILtering Evaluation
    • Romaric Besançon, CEA LIST, France [slides]
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 11:20 MorphoChallenge Overview
    • 2009 MorphoChallenge Task at CLEF
    • Mikko Kurimo, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland [slides]
11:20 - 11:40 Grid@CLEF Overview
    • 2009 Pilot Track: Overview and Lessons Learned
    • Nicola Ferro, University of Padua, Italy [slides]
11:40 - 12:15 KeyNote
    • Evolution of NTCIR: Infrastructure of Large-scale Information Access Technologies Evaluation and Testing
    • Noriko Kando, National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan [slides]
12:15 - 13:00 Poster Boaster Session [slides]
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 Posters and Demos (Pool Room 1 & Pool Room 2)
    • Features influencing Retrieval in Persian Language
    • Ljiljana Dolamic and Jacques Savoy
    • University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
    • Alicante at CLEF 2009 Robust-WSD Track
    • Javi Fernández, Rubén Izquierdo, and José M. Gómez
    • University of Alicante, Spain
    • GikiCLEF topics and Wikipedia articles: Did it Blend?
    • Nuno Cardoso, Linguateca, University of Lisbon, Portugal
    • Are Passages Enough? The MIRACLE Team Participation in QA@CLEF2009
    • Maria Teresa Vicente-Díez, César de Pablo-Sánchez, Paloma Martínez, Julián Moreno Schneider, Marta Garrote Salazar
    • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
    • Robust Question Answering for Speech Transcripts: The UPC Experience in QAst 2009
    • Pere R. Comas and Jordi Turmo
    • Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
    • TIA-INAOE's Participation in ImageCLEF 2009 (Large-Scale Photo-Annotation)
    • Hugo Jair Escalante
    • Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica, Mexico
    • MIRACLE (FI) at ImageCLEFphoto 2009
    • R. Granados1, X. Benavent2, R. Agerri1, Ana García-Serrano3, J.M. Goñi1, J. Gomar2, E. de Ves2, J. Domingo2, G. Ayala2,
    • 1Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 2Universidad de Valencia, 3Univ. Nacional de Educación a Distancia, UNED, Spain
    • The University of Glasgow at ImageClefPhoto 2009
    • G. Zuccon, T. Leelanupab, A. Goyal, M. Halvey, P. Punitha, J. M. Jose
    • University of Glasgow, UK
    • IAM@ImageCLEF 2009
    • Jonathon Hare, David Dupplaw, and Paul Lewis
    • University of Southampton, UK
    • The SAIAPR TC12 Benchmark
    • Hugo Jair Escalante
    • Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica, Mexico
    • Evaluating Fusion Techniques at Different Domains at ImageCLEF Subtasks
    • Sergio Navarro, Rafael Muñoz, Fernando Llopis
    • University of Alicante, Spain
    • i-score, Image-Semantic and COntent based REtrieval system
    • Giannis Boutsis and Theodore Kalamboukis
    • Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
    • Topological Localization of Mobile Robots using Probabilistic Support Vector Classification
    • Yan Gao and Yiqun Li
    • Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
    • The University of Amsterdam's Visual Concept Detection System
    • Koen E. A. van de Sande, Theo Gevers and Arnold W. M. Smeulders
    • University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    • Non-parametric Density Estimation Algorithms
    • Ainhoa Llorente, Suzanne Little and Stefan Rüger
    • The Open University, UK
    • XRCE participation in Large Scale Visual Concept Detection and Annotation Task
    • Gabriela Csurka and Yan Liu
    • Xerox Research Center Europe, France
    • SZTAKI @ ImageCLEF 2009
    • Bálint Daróczy, István Petrás, András A. Benczúr, Zsolt Fekete, Dávid Nemeskey, Dávid Siklósi and Zsuzsa Weiner
    • SZTAKI, Hungary
    • UPMC/LIP6 at ImageCLEFannotation 2009: Large Scale Visual Concept Detection and Annotation
    • Ali Fakeri-Tabrizi, Sabrina Tollari, Ludovic Denoyer and Patrick Gallinari
    • Université Pierre et Marie CURIE - Paris 6, UMR CNRS, France
    • Semantic Inter-media Image Retrieval in Photographic Collections
    • Osama El Demerdash, Leila Kosseim and Sabine Bergler
    • Concordia University, Canada
    • A Particle-filter-based Self-localization Method using Invariant Features as Visual Information
    • Jesús Martínez-Gómez, Alejandro Jiménez-Picazo and Ismael García-Varea
    • University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
    • University of Glasgow at ImageCLEF 2009 Robot Vision Task
    • Yue Feng, Martin Halveym and Joemon M. Jose
    • University of Glagow, UK
    • Patent Retrieval Experiments in the Context of the CLEF IP Track 2009
    • Daniela Becks, Christa Womser-Hacker, Thomas Mandl and Ralph K├Âlle
    • University of Hildesheim, Germany
    • Search Log Analysis at the University of Sunderland
    • Michael Oakes and Yan Xu
    • University of Sunderland, UK
    • University of Glasgow at ImageCLEF 2009 Robot Vision Task
    • Yue Feng, Martin Halveym and Joemon M. Jose
    • University of Glagow, UK
    • Morphological Acquisition by Formal Analogy
    • Jean-François Lavallée and Philippe Langlais
    • University of Montreal, Canada
    • PROMODES: A Probabilistic Generative Model for Word Decomposition
    • Sebastian Spiegler, Bruno Golenia and Peter Flach
    • University of Bristol, UK
    • Chemnitz Retrieval Group: Xtrieval Framework @ CLEF 2009
    • Jens Kürsten, Thomas Wilhelm and Maximilian Eibl
    • Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
    • CACAO: A Multilingual Interface to Library Catalogs
    • Alessio Bosca & Luca Dini, Celi srl, Italy
    • MultiMatch: Access to Cultural Heritage in a MultiModal Way
    • Franca Debole, ISTI-CNR, Italy
    • Cross-Lingual Search on Wikipedia
    • Stephane Clinchant, Xerox Research Center Europe, France
    • Automatic Language Detection using Trigram Frequencies
    • Michael Oakes, University of Sunderland, UK
15:00 - 16:30 Parallel sessions: Ad Hoc I (Ballroom) and VideoCLEF (Ithaca)
Ballroom Multilingual Textual Document Retrieval (Ad Hoc - TEL & Persian)
Chair: Nicola Ferro, University of Padua, Italy
    • Combination of Different IR Models with Xtrieval
    • Maximilian Eibl, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
    • Combining Concept Based and Text Based Indexes for CLIR
    • Philipp Sorg, University of Karlsruhe, Germany [slides]
    • Cross-Language Explicit Semantic Analysis
    • Nedim Lipka, Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany [slides]
    • Persian@CLEF - Current and Future Research Directions
    • Abolfazl Aleahmad, University of Tehran, Iran [slides]
Ithaca Cross-language Video Retrieval (VideoCLEF)
Chair: Gareth Jones, Dublin City University, Ireland
    • VideoCLEF 2009: Introductory words
    • Martha Larson, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands & Gareth Jones, Dublin City University, Ireland
    • Classification as an IR task: Experiments and Observations
    • Jens Kürsten, Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany [slides]
    • Identification of Narrative Peaks in Clips: Text Features Perform Best
    • Mohammad Soleymani, University of Geneva [slides]
    • When to cross over? Cross-language linking using Wikipedia for VideoCLEF 2009
    • Agnes Gyarmati, Dublin City University, Ireland [slides]
    • A Cocktail Approach to the VideoCLEF'09 Linking Task9
    • Stephan Raaijmakers, TNO, The Netherlands [slides]
16:30 - 17:00 Break
17:00 - 17:30 Parallel sessions: ImageCLEF (Ballroom) and CLEF-IP (Ithaca)
Ballroom Cross-language Retrieval in Image Collections (ImageCLEF)
Chair: Stefanie Nowak, Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology (IDMT), Germany
    • XRCE's Participation in ImageCLEF Photo Retrieval Task
    • Stephane Clinchant, XEROX-SAS, France [slides]
    • Fraunhofer FIRST's Submission to ImageCLEF2009 Photo Annotation Task
    • Motoaki Kawanabe, Fraunhofer FIRST, Germany [slides]
    • Combining Text/image in WikipediaMM Task 2009
    • Christophe Moulin, U. Jean Monnet, France [slides]
    • A Particle-filter-based Self-localization Method using Invariant Features as Visual Information
    • Ismael García-Varea, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain [slides]
    • Content-based Approaches to Image Retrieval for the ImageCLEF 2009 Medical Retrieval Track
    • Dina Demner Fushman, NLM, Bethesda, USA [slides]
    • Addressing the ImageClef 2009 Challenge Using a Patch-based Visual Words Representation
    • Uri Avni - TAU group, Israel [slides]
Ithaca Intellectual Property (CLEF-IP)
Chairs: Giovanna Roda, Matrixware, Austria, and John Tait, Information Retrieval Facility, Austria
    • UTA and SICS at CLEF-IP
    • Antti Järvelin, University of Tampere, Finland [slides]
    • Prior Art Search using International Patent Classification Codes and All-Claims-Queries
    • Benjamin Herbert, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany [slides]
    • Multiple Retrieval Models and Regression Models for Prior Art Search
    • Patrice Lopez and Laurent Romary, Humboldt University, Germany [slides]
    • Panel discussion
    • with John Tait, Giovanna Roda, Antti Järvelin, Benjamin Herbert, Patrice Lopez, Laurent Romary
19:00 - 21:00 Steering Committee Meeting (Poolroom 1)
Friday, 2 October
9:00 - 10:30 Parallel Sessions: QA@CLEF (Ballroom) and iCLEF followed by INFILE (Ithaca)
9:00 - 10:30 Multiple Language Question Answering QA@CLEF (QA@CLEF)
Ballroom Chair: Pamela Forner, CELCT, Trento, Italy
    • ResPubliQA
    • A Trainable Multi-factored QA System
    • Radu Ion, RACAI, Romania [slides]
    • Semantic Relatedness and Cross-lingual Passage Retrieval
    • Arantxa Otegi, IXA NLP Group, University of the Basque Country, Spain [slides]
    • ResPubliQA IR Baselines and UNED Participation
    • Anselmo Peñas, UNED NLP & IR Group, Spain [slides]
    • EQUAL: Encyclopaedic Question Answering for Lists
    • Iustin Dornescu, Univversity of Wolverhampton, UK [slides]
    • Interactive Probabilistic Search for GikiCLEF
    • Ray R. Larson, UC Berkeley, USA [slides]
    • GIRSA-WP at GikiCLEF: Integration of Structured Information and Decomposition of Questions
    • Johannes Leveling, Dublin City University, Ireland [slides]
    • QAST
    • INAOE at QAST 2009: Evaluating the Usefulness of a Phonetic Codification of Transcriptions
    • Manuel Montes-y-Gómez, National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics, Mexico [slides]
    • LIMSI Participation in the QAst 2009 Track
    • Guillaume Bernard, LIMSI-CNRS, France [slides]
9:00 - 9:45 Interactive Cross-language Retrieval (iCLEF)
Ithaca Chair: Jussi Karlgren, SICS, Sweden
    • Users' Perceptions of Searching in Flickling
    • Evgenia Vassilakaki, Frances Johnson, R.J. Hartley and David Randall, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
    • UAIC at iCLEF 2009: Analysis of Logs of Multilingual Image Searches in Flickr
    • Florin-Tudor Cristea, Vlad Alexa, & Adrian Iftene, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania
    • Lexical Ambiguity in Cross-Language Image Retrieval: a Preliminary Analysis
    • Borja Navarro-Colorado, Marcel Puchol-Blasco, Rafael M. Terol, Sonia Vázquez & Elena Lloret, University of Alicante, Spain
9:45 - 10:30 Multilingual Information Filtering (INFILE@CLEF)
Ithaca Chair: Romaric Besançon, CEA LIST, France
    • Batch Document Filtering Using Nearest Neighbor Algorithm
    • Ali Mustafa Qamar, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble (LIG), France
    • Using Human Plausible Reasoning as a Framework for Multilingual Information Filtering
    • Asma Damankesh, University of Wollongong in Dubai
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 Parallel Sessions: Ad Hoc-2 (Ballroom) and LogCLEF (Ithaca)
Ballroom Robust-WSD Disambiguation Task and Grid@CLEF
Chair: Donna Harman, NIST, USA
    • Grid@CLEF
    • Connecting the Xtrieval and CIRCO frameworks
    • Jens Kuersten, Technical University Chemnitz, Germany [slides]
    • Decomposing Text Processing for Retrieval
    • Ray Larson, UC Berkeley, USA [slides]
    • Robust-WSD
    • Combining Probabilistic and Translation-Based Models for Information Retrieval based on Word Sense Annotations
    • Elisabeth Wolf, Delphine Bernhard, Iryna Gurevych, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany [slides]
    • UNIBA-SENSE @ CLEF 2009: Robust WSD task
    • Pierpaolo Basile, Annalina Caputo and Giovanni Semeraro, University of Bari, Italy [slides]
    • Application of Axiomatic Approaches to Crosslanguage Retrieval
    • Roman Kern, Andreas Juffinger and Michael Granitzer, Know-Center, Austria [slides]
Ithaca Log File Analysis
Chair: Giorgio Di Nunzio, University of Padua, Italy
    • LADS at Sunderland
    • Michael Oakes, University of Sunderland, UK [slides]
    • CACAO Project at the LogCLEF Track
    • Alessio Bosca, Celi, Torino, Italy
    • Search Path Visualization and Session Performance Evaluation with Log Files from The European Library (TEL)
    • Katrin Lamm, University of Hildesheim, Germany [slides]
    • TCD-DCU at LogCLEF 2009: An Analysis of Queries, Actions, and Interface Languages
    • Rami Ghorab, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland [slides]
    • UAIC Participation in LAGI Task
    • Adrian Iftene, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania [slides]
12:00 - 13:00 Break Out Sessions
ImageCLEF (Ballroom) - CLEF-IP (Ithaca) - LogCLEF (Poolroom 1)
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 17:00 Final Session (Ballroom)
Chair: Carol Peters, ISTI-CNR, Italy
    • Report on SIGIR Workshop on The Future of IR Evaluation
    • Jaap Kamps, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands [slides]
    • Impressions of 10 years of CLEF
    • Donna Harman, NIST, USA [slides]
    • TrebleCLEF MLIA Technology Transfer Day
    • Pamela Forner, CELCT, Trento, Italy [slides]
    • CLEF Test Suites - New Release
    • Nicolas Moreau, ELDA, France [slides]
    • CLEF 2010
    • Maarten de Rijke, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Nicola Ferro, University of Padua, Italy, and Martin Braschler, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland [slides]