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[eu_members at aclweb dot org] Greece: GikiCLEF - Cross-language Geographic Information Retrieval from Wikipedia (at CLEF 2009) -- Call for Participation
Apologies for cross-postings
- Cross-language Geographic Information Retrieval from Wikipedia
A CLEF 2009
You are invited to
participate in GikiCLEF 2009, a CLEF track (http://www.clef-campaign.org/), whose
aim is to evaluate systems which find Wikipedia entries / documents that answer
a particular information need which requires geographical reasoning of some
GikiCLEF is the follow-up of the GikiP 2008 pilot task which ran
under GeoCLEF 2008, and is one of the tracks under CLEF, whose workshop will
take place in Corfu Greece in connection with ECDL 2009.
Systems will receive a list of 50
questions and will have to return a list of answers (in the form of titles of
Wikipedia entries) for each, from the GikiCLEF collection.
Questions and answers are to be found in
the nine languages (and ten Wikipedia versions) below:
Dutch (NL), English (EN), German (DE), Italian (IT), Norwegian (NN and NO),
Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO) and Spanish (ES).
Systems may participate
in any language subset, although the best system would have to process all
GikiCLEF collection comprehends the June 2008 Wikipedia document collections for
the above mentioned languages, processed by the WikiXML tool developed by the
University of Amsterdam (http://ilps.science.uva.nl/WikiXML/xmlformat.php).
Also available to the participants are the June 2008 MediaWiki SQL and HTML
dumps for the GikiCLEF languages.
rather, questions) will be released early March 2009, in all GikiCLEF languages.
The topic choice committee will devise topics with crosslingual and cultural
interest, so that the need for looking in Wikipedia in different languages is
See the Web site for topic examples and previous GikiP
After pooling all answers
returned by the participant systems,
they will be manually assessed by the
The systems will be evaluated according to the number of
and precision in all languages, so that multilinguality is
18 January 2009:
Final registration required.
February 2009: Discussion / Publication of
the final definition of the GikiCLEF task.
March 2009: Topic release
and run submission.
(2 weeks after topic release): Deadline for run
June 2009: Assessment and GikiCLEF results made
14 August 2009: Submission of Papers for Working Notes
Sep/2 Oct 2009: CLEF Workshop (in Corfu, Greece)