Multilingual adaptive search for digital libraries
Ghorab, M. Rami and Leveling, Johannes and Lawless, Séamus and O’Connor, Alexander and Zhou, Dong and Jones, Gareth J.F. and Wade, Vincent (2011) Multilingual adaptive search for digital libraries. In: 1st International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL 2011), 25-29 Sept 2011, Berlin, Germany. (In Press)
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This paper describes a framework for Adaptive Multilingual Information Retrieval (AMIR) which allows multilingual resource discovery and delivery using on-the-ﬂy machine translation of documents and queries. Result documents
are presented to the user in a contextualised manner. Challenges and affordances of both Adaptive and Multilingual IR, with a particular focus on Digital Libraries, are detailed. The framework components are motivated by a series of results from experiments on query logs and documents from The European Library. We conclude that factoring adaptivity and multilinguality aspects into the search process can enhance the user’s experience with online Digital Libraries.
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