LINGUIST List 14.605

Mon Mar 3 2003

Calls: Cross Language Information Retrieval

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  1. Priscilla Rasmussen, Cross Language Information Retrieval

Message 1: Cross Language Information Retrieval

Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 17:37:45 EST
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <>
Subject: Cross Language Information Retrieval

Please find below and in attachment a reminder of the Call for a
special issue of Information Processing and Management on
Cross-Language Information Retrieval. Submissions should follow the
style indicated in the IP&M Guide for Authors (see: but should be submitted in
electronic form to the guest editors listed below:

Fredric C.Gey
University of California, Berkeley
Noriko Kando
National Institute of Informatics 
Carol Peters
Italian National Research Council 

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Information Processing and
Management on



Cross-Language Information Retrieval (CLIR) has been a research
subfield for more than a decade now. The field has sparked three major
evaluation efforts: the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF)
covering many European languages, the NTCIR Asian Language Evaluation
(covering Chinese, Japanese and Korean), and the TREC Cross Language
Track which in 2001 and 2002 focused on the Arabic language. This
Special Issue of Information Processing and Management aims at
presenting a landmark set of research papers which review and present
the best research in the field on different aspects of multilingual
information access and cross-language information retrieval.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

- Cross-language retrieval methodologies, including utilization of
bi-lingual dictionaries, machine translation, multilingual thesauri
and aligned parallel corpora, n-gram monolingual retrieval

- Unified models for cross-language information retrieval

- Multilingual information access for video, image, sounds and music
collections, where users can understand the content without expertise
but need assistance in accessing it. Cross-language speech retrieval.

- Interactive CLIR systems, including issues regarding query
formulation and results presentation

- Multilingual summarization, cross-language clustering, and cross-
language question answering.

- Multilingual web retrieval.

- CLIR for languages for which there are limited linguistic resources,
such as

- Indian subcontinent languages

- Eastern European languages

- African continent languages

- South-East Asian languages

- Role of linguistic resources such as stemmers, stop word lists,
corpora, transliteration techniques in multiple language processing

The special issue follows up from the workshop: Cross-Language
Information Retrieval: A Research Roadmap
( held at the SIGIR-2002
conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval,
Tampere, Finland, August 15, 2002.


April 1, 2003 Papers submitted electronically to editors.

July 15, 2003 Notice of acceptance or rejection of papers sent to Authors

September 1, 2003 Final version of paper submitted

Fall 2003 Issue published
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