14:30 – 14:35 — Opening
14:35 – 15:20 — Invited Talk
Title: Multilingual Information Access: What and How Well? [PDF]
Speaker: Nicola Ferro, Univ. Padua, Italy
Abstract: Measuring is a key to scientific progress. This is particularly true for research concerning complex systems, whether natural or human-built. Multilingual and multimedia information systems are increasingly complex: they need to satisfy diverse user needs and support challenging tasks. Their development calls for proper evaluation methodologies to ensure that they meet the expected user requirements and provide the desired effectiveness.
Large-scale worldwide experimental evaluations provide fundamental contributions to the advancement of state-of-the-art techniques through common evaluation procedures, regular and systematic evaluation cycles, comparison and benchmarking of the adopted approaches, and spreading of knowledge.
This talk will thus introduce the base challenges and approaches to multilingual information access (MLIA) and discuss what performance trends emerge from several years of MLIA evaluation at CLEF, the European forum for multilingual and multimodal information access evaluation.
15:20 – 15:40 — “Identification of Disease Symptoms in Multilingual Sentences: an Ontology-Driven Approach“, by Angelo Ferrando, Silvio Beux, Viviana Mascardi and Paolo Rosso
15:40 – 16:00 — “Deep Level Lexical Features for Crosslingual Authorship Attribution“, by Marisa Llorens-Salvador and Sarah Jane Delany
16:30 – 16:50 — “Profile-based Translation in Multilingual Expertise Retrieval“, by Hossein Nasr Esfahani, Azadeh Shakery and Javid Dadashkarimi
16:50 – 17:10 — “Extending Automatic Discourse Segmentation for Texts in Spanish to Catalan“, Iria Da Cunha, Eric Sanjuan, Juan-Manuel Torres-Moreno, Irene Castellón and Marina Lloberes
17:10 – 17.30 — “A New Image Analysis Framework for Latin and Italian Language Discrimination“, by Darko Brodic, Alessia Amelio and Zoran N Milivojevic
17:30 – 17:50 — “The First Cross-Script Code-Mixed Question Answering Corpus“, by Somnath Banerjee, Sudip Kumar Naskar, Paolo Rosso and Sivaji Bandyopadhyay
17:50 – 18:15 — Panel Discussion and Closing [PDF Slides]