By Norbert Fuhr (auth.), Maristella Agosti, Nicola Ferro, Carol Peters, Maarten de Rijke, Alan Smeaton (eds.)
In its ?rst ten years of actions (2000-2009), the Cross-Language evaluate discussion board (CLEF) performed a number one function in stimulating research and study in a variety of key components within the info retrieval area, equivalent to cro- language query answering, photo and geographic info retrieval, int- activeretrieval,and many more.It additionally promotedthe research andimplementation of appropriateevaluation methodologies for those different varieties of initiatives and - dia. for that reason, CLEF has been tremendous winning in development a large, powerful, and multidisciplinary examine neighborhood, which covers and spans the di?erent areasofexpertiseneededto dealwith thespreadofCLEFtracksandtasks.This consistently starting to be and nearly thoroughly voluntary neighborhood has committed an enormous volume of e?ort to creating CLEF ensue and is on the middle of the CLEF achievements. CLEF 2010 represented a thorough innovation of the “classic CLEF” structure and an test aimed toward figuring out how “next iteration” review campaigns should be based. We needed to face the matter of the way to innovate CLEFwhile nonetheless preservingits traditionalcorebusiness,namely the benchma- ing actions performed within the numerous tracks and projects. The consensus, after energetic and community-wide discussions, was once to make CLEF an autonomous four-day occasion, now not geared up along side the eu convention on learn and complicated expertise for electronic Libraries (ECDL) the place CLEF has been operating as a two-and-a-half-day wo- store. CLEF 2010 therefore consisted of 2 major components: a peer-reviewed convention – the ?rst days – and a sequence of laboratories and workshops – the second one days.