Two-stage refinement of query translation in a pivot language approach to cross-lingual information retrieval: An experiment at CLEF 2003

Kazuaki Kishida, Noriko Kando

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Abstract

This paper reports experimental results of cross-lingual information retrieval from German to Italian. The authors are concerned with CLIR in cases where available language resources are very limited. Thus transitive translation of queries using English as a pivot language was used to search Italian document collections for German queries without any direct bilingual dictionary or MT system for these two languages. In order to remove irrelevant translations produced by the transitive translation, we propose a new disambiguation technique, in which two stages of refinement of query translation are executed. Basically, this refinement is based on the idea of pseudo relevance feedback. Our experimental results show that the two-stage refinement method is able to significantly improve search performance of bilingual IR using a pivot language.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
EditorsCarol Peters, Julio Gonzalo, Martin Braschler, Michael Kluck
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages253-262
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783540240174
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3237
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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