A hybrid approach to query and document translation using a pivot language for cross-language information retrieval

Kazuaki Kishida, Noriko Kando

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Abstract

This paper reports experimental results for cross-language information retrieval (CLIR) from German to French, in which a hybrid approach to query and document translation was attempted, i.e., combining the results of query translation (German to French) and of document translation (French to German). In order to reduce the complexity of computation when translating a large amount of texts, we performed pseudo-translation, i.e., a simple replacement of terms by a bilingual dictionary (for query translation, a machine translation system was used). In particular, since English was used as an intermediary language for both translation directions between German and French, English translations at the middle stage were employed as document representations in order to reduce the number of translation steps. By omitting a translation step (English to German), the performance was improved. Unfortunately, our hybrid approach did not show better performance than a simple query translation. This may be due to the low performance of document translation, which was carried out by a simple replacement of terms using a bilingual dictionary with no term disambiguation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAccessing Multilingual Information Repositories - 6th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evalution Forum, CLEF 2005
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages93-101
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)354045697X, 9783540456971
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventAccessing Multilingual Information Repositories - 6th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evalution Forum, CLEF 2005 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 2005 Sep 212005 Sep 23

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4022 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

OtherAccessing Multilingual Information Repositories - 6th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evalution Forum, CLEF 2005
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period05/9/2105/9/23

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Kishida, K., & Kando, N. (2006). A hybrid approach to query and document translation using a pivot language for cross-language information retrieval. In Accessing Multilingual Information Repositories - 6th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evalution Forum, CLEF 2005 (pp. 93-101). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4022 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/11878773_10