Carol Peters


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From Research to Application in Multilingual Information Access: the Contribution of Evaluation
Carol Peters | Martin Braschler | Giorgio Di Nunzio | Nicola Ferro | Julio Gonzalo | Mark Sanderson
Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'08)

The importance of evaluation in promoting research and development in the information retrieval and natural language processing domains has long been recognised but is this sufficient? In many areas there is still a considerable gap between the results achieved by the research community and their implementation in commercial applications. This is particularly true for the cross-language or multilingual retrieval areas. Despite the strong demand for and interest in multilingual IR functionality, there are still very few operational systems on offer. The Cross Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) is now taking steps aimed at changing this situation. The paper provides a critical assessment of the main results achieved by CLEF so far and discusses plans now underway to extend its activities in order to have a more direct impact on the application sector.


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The Impact of Evaluation on Multilingual Information Retrieval System Development
Carol Peters
Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’06)

The Cross-Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) promotes research into the development of truly multilingual systems capable of retrieving relevant information from collections in many languages and in mixed media. The paper discusses some of the main results achieved in the first six years of activity.


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The Future of Evaluation for Cross-Language Information Retrieval Systems
Carol Peters | Martin Braschler | Khalid Choukri | Julio Gonzalo | Michael Kluck
Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’04)

The objective of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) is to promote research in the multilingual information access domain. In this short paper, we list the achievements of CLEF during its first four years of activity and describe how the range of tasks has been considerably expanded during this period. The aim of the paper is to demonstrate the importance of evaluation initiatives with respect to system research and development and to show how essential it is for such initiatives to keep abreast of and even anticipate the emerging needs of both system developers and application communities if they are to have a future.


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The Importance of Evaluation for Cross-Language System Development: the CLEF Experience
Carol Peters | Martin Braschler
Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’02)


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The Evaluation of Systems for Cross-language Information Retrieval
Martin Braschler | Donna Harman | Michael Hess | Michael Kluck | Carol Peters | Peter Schäuble
Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’00)


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A Translator’s Workstation
Eugenio Picchi | Carol Peters | Elisabeitta Marinai
COLING 1992 Volume 3: The 14th International Conference on Computational Linguistics