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Overview of the CLEF-2006 cross-language speech retrieval track

Oard, Douglas W. and Wang, Jianqiang and Jones, Gareth J.F. and W. White, Ryen and Pecina, Pavel and Soergel, Dagobert and Huang, Xiaoli and Shafran, Izhak (2007) Overview of the CLEF-2006 cross-language speech retrieval track. In: CLEF 2006: Workshop on Cross-Language Information Retrieval and Evaluation, 20-22 Sept. 2006, Alicante, Spain.

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The CLEF-2006 Cross-Language Speech Retrieval (CL-SR) track included two tasks: to identify topically coherent segments of English interviews in a known-boundary condition, and to identify time stamps marking the beginning of topically relevant passages in Czech interviews in an unknown-boundary condition. Five teams participated in the English evaluation, performing both monolingual and cross-language searches of ASR transcripts, automatically generated metadata, and manually generated metadata. Results indicate that the 2006 evaluation topics are more challenging than those used in 2005, but that cross-language searching continued to pose no unusual challenges when compared with collections of character-coded text. Three teams participated in the Czech evaluation, but no team achieved results comparable to those obtained with English interviews. The reasons for this outcome are not yet clear.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Workshop
Uncontrolled Keywords:Speech Retrieval; Evaluation; Generalized Average Precision
Subjects:Computer Science > Information retrieval
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Published in:Evaluation of Multilingual and Multi-modal Information Retrieval. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4730. Springer-Verlag.
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Copyright Information:© 2007 Springer-Verlag. The original publication is available at
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Deposited On:17 Jun 2011 11:52 by Shane Harper. Last Modified 23 Nov 2017 12:53

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