From XML Retrieval to Semantic Search and Beyond: The INEX, SBS, and MC2 Labs of CLEF 2012–2018

Kamps Jaap, Marijn Koolen, Shlomo Geva, Ralf Schenkel, Eric SanJuan, Toine Bogers

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INEX ran as an independent evaluation forum for 10 years before it teamed up with CLEF in 2012. Even before 2012 there was considerable collaboration between INEX and CLEF, and these collaborations increased in intensity when CLEF moved beyond its traditional cross-lingual focus in 2009/2010 shifting to include all experimental IR. This led to the merger of CLEF and INEX, and effectively to the inclusion of INEX as a large track or lab into CLEF in 2012. This chapter details the efforts of the INEX lab in CLEF (2012–2014), as well as the ongoing activities as separate labs, under the labels Social Book Search (2015–2016), and Microblog Contextualization (2016–2018).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Retrieval Evaluation in a Changing World : Lessons Learned from 20 Years of CLEF
EditorsNicola Ferro, Carol Peters
Number of pages23
Publication date14 Aug 2019
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-22947-4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-22948-1
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2019
SeriesThe Information Retrieval Series


  • information retrieval
  • xml retrieval
  • social book search
  • inex
  • clef
  • LibraryThing


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