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CLEF 2018 is the nineth CLEF conference continuing the popular CLEF campaigns which have run since 2000. This year it is jointly organized by UAPV, AMU and Toulon University.
CLEF 2018 will be hosted by the University of Avignon, France, 10-14 September 2018.

Formerly known as Cross-Language Evaluation Forum, CLEF is a self-organized body whose main mission is to promote research, innovation, and development of information access systems with an emphasis on multilingual and multimodal information with various levels of structure.

Festivals are gaining an increasing success and some of them, such as Cannes or Avignon, produce a significant activity on the Web. This project proposes to analyze this activity to better understand the festival practices and to develop access and visualization methods for the contents generated during and around the festivals. These two objectives are complementary and the underlying scientific problems concern both information technologies and humanities, which are teamed in this project. This project focuses on two axes: the study of usages through the data collected on the Web and the repurposing of content captured or produced by internet users. These two axes rely on the collection and structuration of data linked to a festival through several sources (Twitter, blogs, forums, etc...).