Overview of the CLEF eHealth evaluation lab 2016

Liadh Kelly, Lorraine Goeuriot, Hanna Suominen, Aurèlie Nèvèol, João Palotti, Guido Zuccon

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In this paper we provide an overview of the fourth edition of the CLEF eHealth evaluation lab. CLEF eHealth 2016 continues our evaluation resource building efforts around the easing and support of patients, their next-of-kins and clinical staff in understanding, accessing and authoring eHealth information in a multilingual setting. This year’s lab offered three tasks: Task 1 on handover information extraction related to Australian nursing shift changes, Task 2 on information extraction in French corpora, and Task 3 on multilingual patient-centred information retrieval considering query variations. In total 20 teams took part in these tasks (3 in Task 1, 7 in Task 2 and 10 in Task 3). Herein, we describe the resources created for these tasks, evaluation methodology adopted and provide a brief summary of participants to this year’s challenges and some 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 publication7th International Conference of the CLEF Association, CLEF 2016, Proceedings
EditorsNorbert Fuhr, Paulo Quaresma, Teresa Gonçalves, Birger Larsen, Krisztian Balog, Craig Macdonald, Linda Cappellato, Nicola Ferro
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783319445649
ISBN (Print)9783319445632
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event7th International Conference of the CLEF Association, CLEF 2016 - Evora, Evora, Portugal
Duration: 5 Sept 20168 Sept 2016
http://clef2016.clef-initiative.eu/ (Conference website)

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9822 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference7th International Conference of the CLEF Association, CLEF 2016
Abbreviated titleCLEF 2016
OtherCLEF 2016 is the seventh CLEF conference continuing the popular CLEF campaigns which have run since 2000 contributing to the systematic evaluation of information access systems, primarily through experimentation on shared tasks. Building on the format first introduced in 2010, CLEF 2016 consists of an independent peer-reviewed conference on a broad range of issues in the fields of multilingual and multimodal information access evaluation, and a set of labs and workshops designed to test different aspects of mono and cross-language Information retrieval systems.
Together, the conference and the lab series will maintain and expand upon the CLEF tradition of community-based evaluation and discussion on evaluation issues
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