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Challenges to evaluation of multilingual geographic information retrieval in GeoCLEF

By F. Gey, R. Larson, M. Sanderson, K. Bischoff, T. Mandl, C. Womser-Hacker, D. Santos, P. Rocha and A. Montoyo


This is the third year of the evaluation of\ud geographic information retrieval (GeoCLEF)\ud within the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum\ud (CLEF). GeoCLEF 2006 presented topics and\ud documents in four languages (English,\ud German, Portuguese and Spanish). After two\ud years of evaluation we are beginning to\ud understand the challenges to both Geographic\ud Information Retrieval from text and of\ud evaluation of the results of geographic\ud information retrieval. This poster enumerates\ud some of these challenges to evaluation and\ud comments on the limitations encountered in the\ud first two evaluations

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