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Date: Mon Apr 08 2002 - 10:57:08 MET DST

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    We apologise if you receive multiples copies of this announcement.
    You will find below a reminder for the CFP for the third evaluation campaign
    in cross-language information retrieval, CLEF.


    Subject: CLEF 2002, Cross Language Evaluation Forum

    The CLEF series of system evaluation campaigns aims at promoting
    research and development in mono- and cross-language information retrieval
    for European languages.

    Registration is now open for CLEF 2002.

    The main track in CLEF 2002 tests multilingual IR systems. Additional tracks
    will offer evaluation for bilingual and monolingual (non-English) systems on
    general-purpose and scientific test collections. There will also be a track
    interactive cross-language systems.

    The CLEF test collection for 2002 consists of a multilingual corpus of
    and newswire documents for English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch
    and Finnish plus collections of scientific documents in French and German.
    A standard set of topic statements from which participating systems can derive
    the queries will be released in all seven document languages plus many more
    including Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Swedish.

    Data Release 1 February 2002
    Topic Release - 1 April 2002
    Submission of runs by participants - 15 June 2002
    Release of relevance assessments and individual results 1 August 2002
    Submission of paper for Working Notes 1 September 2002
    Workshop 19-20 September 2002, Rome, Italy (in conjunction with ECDL 2002)

    For full details on the CLEF Agenda and Task Description for 2002 and
    instructions on
    How to Participate, see

    For further information, contact:

    Carol Peters - IEI-CNR
    Tel: +39 050 315 2987
    Fax: +39 050 315 2810

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