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Domain-specific query translation for multilingual access to digital libraries

Jones, Gareth J.F. and Fantino, Fabio and Fuller , Marguerite and Newman, Eamonn and Zhang, Ying (2009) Domain-specific query translation for multilingual access to digital libraries. In: 1st First Natural Language Processing for Digital Libraries (NLP4DL) Workshop, 15 June 2009, Viareggio, Italy.

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Abstract

Accurate high-coverage translation is a vital component of reliable cross language information access (CLIR) systems. This is particularly true of access to archives such as Digital Libraries which are often specific to certain domains. While general machine translation (MT) has been shown to be effective for CLIR tasks in information retrieval evaluation workshops, it is not well suited to specialized tasks where domain specific translations are required. We demonstrate that effective query translation in the domain of cultural heritage (CH) can be achieved by augmenting a standard MT system with domain-specific phrase dictionaries automatically mined from the online Wikipedia. Experiments using our hybrid translation system with sample query logs from users of CH websites demonstrate a large improvement in the accuracy of domain specific phrase detection and translation.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Workshop
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:cross language information retrieval; CLIR; machine translation; MT
Subjects:Computer Science > Information retrieval
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Centre for Digital Video Processing (CDVP)
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:16503
Deposited On:18 Aug 2011 15:51 by Shane Harper. Last Modified 18 Aug 2011 15:51

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