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Pliers and snowball at CLEF 2002

MacFarlane, A. (2003). Pliers and snowball at CLEF 2002. In: Peters, C, Braschler, M, Gonzalo, J & Kluck, M (Eds.), ADVANCES IN CROSS-LANGUAGE INFORMATION RETRIEVAL. 3rd Workshop of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF 2002), 19-09-2002 - 20-09-2002, ROME, ITALY.


We test the utility of European language stemmers created using the Snowball language [1]. This allows us to experiment with PLIERS in languages other than English. We also report on some BM25 tuning constant experiments conducted in order to find the best settings for our searches.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science > Human Computer Interaction Design
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