CLEF 2017 eHealth evaluation lab overview

Lorraine Goeuriot, Liadh Kelly, Hanna Suominen, Aurélie Névéol, Aude Robert, Evangelos Kanoulas, Rene Spijker, João Palotti, Guido Zuccon

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In this paper we provide an overview of the fifth edition of the CLEF eHealth evaluation lab. CLEF eHealth 2017 continues our evaluation resource building efforts around the easing and support of patients, their next-of-kins, clinical staff, and health scientists in understanding, accessing, and authoring eHealth information in a multilingual setting. This year’s lab offered three tasks: Task 1 on multilingual information extraction to extend from last year’s task on French corpora, Task 2 on technologically assisted reviews in empirical medicine as a new pilot task, and Task 3 on patient-centered information retrieval (IR) building on the 2013-16 IR tasks. In total 32 teams took part in these tasks (11 in Task 1, 14 in Task 2, and 7 in Task 3). We also continued the replication track from 2016. Herein, we describe the resources created for these tasks, evaluation methodology adopted and provide a brief summary of participants of this year’s challenges and results obtained. As in previous years, the organizers have made data and tools associated with the lab tasks available for future research and development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExperimental IR Meets Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Interaction
Subtitle of host publication8th International Conference of the CLEF Association, CLEF 2017, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783319658131
ISBN (Print)9783319658124
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sept 2017
Event8th International Conference of the CLEF Association, CLEF 2017 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 11 Sept 201714 Sept 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10456 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference8th International Conference of the CLEF Association, CLEF 2017


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