Overview of LifeCLEF 2018: A large-scale evaluation of species identification and recommendation algorithms in the Era of AI

Alexis Joly*, Hervé Goëau, Christophe Botella, Hervé Glotin, Pierre Bonnet, Willem Pier Vellinga, Robert Planqué, Henning Müller

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Abstract

Building accurate knowledge of the identity, the geographic distribution and the evolution of living species is essential for a sustainable development of humanity, as well as for biodiversity conservation. Unfortunately, such basic information is often only partially available for professional stakeholders, teachers, scientists and citizens, and often incomplete for ecosystems that possess the highest diversity. In this context, an ultimate ambition is to set up innovative information systems relying on the automated identification and understanding of living organisms as a means to engage massive crowds of observers and boost the production of biodiversity and agro-biodiversity data. The LifeCLEF 2018 initiative proposes three data-oriented challenges related to this vision, in the continuity of the previous editions, but with several consistent novelties intended to push the boundaries of the state-of-the-art in several research directions. This paper describes the methodology of the conducted evaluations as well as the synthesis of the main results and lessons learned.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExperimental IR Meets Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Interaction - 9th International Conference of the CLEF Association, CLEF 2018, Proceedings
EditorsEric SanJuan, Fionn Murtagh, Jian Yun Nie, Laure Soulier, Linda Cappellato, Patrice Bellot, Josiane Mothe, Chiraz Trabelsi, Nicola Ferro
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages247-266
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9783319989310
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference of the CLEF Association, CLEF 2018 - Avignon, France
Duration: 10 Sep 201814 Sep 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11018 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference9th International Conference of the CLEF Association, CLEF 2018
CountryFrance
CityAvignon
Period10/09/1814/09/18

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