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Exeter at CLEF 2003: Experiments with machine translation for monolingual, bilingual and multilingual retrieval

Lam-Adesina, Adenike M. and Jones, Gareth J.F. (2004) Exeter at CLEF 2003: Experiments with machine translation for monolingual, bilingual and multilingual retrieval. In: the CLEF 2003: Workshop on Cross-Language Information Retrieval and Evaluation, Trondheim, Norway.

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The University of Exeter group participated in the monolingual, bilingual and multilingual-4 retrieval tasks this year. The main focus of our investigation this year was the small multilingual task comprising four languages, French, German, Spanish and English. We adopted a document translation strategy and tested four merging techniques to combine results from the separate document collections, as well as a merged collection strategy. For both the monolingual and bilingual tasks we explored the use of a parallel collection for query expansion and term weighting, and also experimented with extending synonym information to conflate British and American English word spellings.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Subjects:Computer Science > Information retrieval
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Published in:Comparative Evaluation of Multilingual Information Access Systems. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3237. Springer-Verlag.
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Copyright Information:©Springer-Verlag 2004. The original publication is available at
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ID Code:16272
Deposited On:27 Apr 2011 12:23 by Shane Harper. Last Modified 02 Nov 2016 13:46

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