On the Evaluation of Snippet Selection for WebCLEF

Arnold Overwijk, Dong Nguyen, Claudia Hauff, Dolf Trieschnigg, Djoerd Hiemstra, Franciska de Jong

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WebCLEF is about supporting a user who is an expert in writing a survey article on a specific topic with a clear goal and audience by generating a ranked list with relevant snippets. This paper focuses on the evaluation methodology of WebCLEF. We show that the evaluation method and test set used for WebCLEF 2007 cannot be used to evaluate new systems and give recommendations how to improve the evaluation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvaluating Systems for Multilingual and Multimodal Information Access, 9th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum, CLEF 2008, Aarhus, Denmark, September 17-19, 2008, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-04447-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-04446-5
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

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