Conf: Cross Language Evaluation Forum

Philippe Blache pb at
Fri Mar 17 16:40:46 UTC 2000

From: Jeff ALLEN <jeff at>

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A Cross-Language System Evaluation activity is now being launched
in Europe. The activity is sponsored by the DELOS Network of
Excellence for Digital Libraries in collaboration with the US National
Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the TREC

The Cross-Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) will run three main
evaluation tracks in 2000, testing multilingual, bilingual and monolingual
(non-English) information retrieval systems. There will also be a special
sub-task for domain-specific cross-language evaluation.

For further information, see <>.

The results of the activity will be presented during a two-day Workshop
on Multilingual Information Access, 21-22 September in Lisbon, Portugal,
immediately after the fourth European Conference on Digital Libraries
(ECDL2000: see <>).

Those intending to participate in CLEF 2000 are requested to send an
e-mail to Carol Peters (carol at, as soon as possible,
indicating in which task(s) they intend to participate.

Data Release - 1 April 2000
Topic Release - 8 May 2000
Receipt of results from participants - 1 July 2000
Release of relevance assessments and individual results - 15 August 2000
Submission of paper for Working Notes - 5 September 2000
Workshop - 21-22 September 2000

Carol Peters
Istituto di Elaborazione della Informazione
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
(or IEI-CNR)
Area della Ricerca di Pisa
Via Alfieri, 1
56010 Ghezzano, PISA, Italy

Tel: +39 050 315 2897
Fax: +39 050 315 2810
E-mail:carol at

Jeff ALLEN - Technical Manager/Directeur Technique
European Language Resources Association (ELRA)  &
European Language resources - Distribution Agency (ELDA)
(Agence Europe'enne de Distribution des Ressources Linguistiques)
55, rue Brillat-Savarin
75013   Paris   FRANCE
Tel: (+33) - Fax: (+33)
mailto:jeff at

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