iCLEF 2006 Overview: Searching the Flickr WWW photo-sharing repository

Gonzalo, Julio and Karlgren, Jussi and Clough, Paul (2007) iCLEF 2006 Overview: Searching the Flickr WWW photo-sharing repository. In: Evaluation of Multilingual and Multi-modal Information Retrieval, 7th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum, CLEF 2006, Alicante, Spain, September 20-22, 2006, Revised Selected Papers, 20-22 September, Alicante, Spain.



This paper summarizes the task design for iCLEF 2006 (the CLEF interactive track). Compared to previous years, we have proposed a radically new task: searching images in a naturally multilingual database, Flickr, which has millions of photographs shared by people all over the planet, tagged and described in a wide variety of languages. Participants are expected to build a multilingual search front-end to Flickr (using Flickr’s search API) and study the behaviour of the users for a given set of searching tasks. The emphasis is put on studying the process, rather than evaluating its outcome.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Interactive information retrieval, Cross-lingual information access, image search
ID Code:321
Deposited By:Userware Researcher
Deposited On:21 Nov 2006
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