Overview of the CLEF-2005 cross-language speech retrieval track
W. White, Ryen and W. Oard, Douglas and Jones, Gareth J.F. and Soergel, Dagobert and Huang, Xiaoli (2006) Overview of the CLEF-2005 cross-language speech retrieval track. In: CLEF 2005:Workshop on Cross-Language Information Retrieval and Evaluation, 21 - 23 Spet. 2005, Vienna, Austria. ISBN 3 540 45697 X
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The task for the CLEF-2005 cross-language speech retrieval track was to identify topically coherent segments of
English interviews in a known-boundary condition. Seven teams participated, performing both monolingual and
cross-language searches of ASR transcripts, automatically generated metadata, and manually generated metadata.
Results indicate that monolingual search technology is sufficiently accurate to be useful for some purposes (the
best mean average precision was 0.18) and cross-language searching yielded results typical of those seen in other
applications (with the best systems approximating monolingual mean average precision).
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