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Multilingual search for cultural heritage archives via combining multiple translation resources

Jones, Gareth J.F. and Zhang, Ying and Newman, Eamonn and Fantino, Fabio and Debole, Franca (2007) Multilingual search for cultural heritage archives via combining multiple translation resources. In: LaTeCH 2007 - ACL Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage Data, 28 June 2007, Prague, Czech Republic.

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The linguistic features of material in Cultural Heritage (CH) archives may be in various languages requiring a facility for effective multilingual search. The specialised language often associated with CH content introduces problems for automatic translation to support search applications. The MultiMatch project is focused on enabling users to interact with CH content across different media types and languages. We present results from a MultiMatch study exploring various translation techniques for the CH domain. Our experiments examine translation techniques for the English language CLEF 2006 Cross-Language Speech Retrieval (CL-SR) task using Spanish, French and German queries. Results compare effectiveness of our query translation against a monolingual baseline and show improvement when combining a domain-specific translation lexicon with a standard machine translation system.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Workshop
Additional Information:Workshop held in conjunction with ACL 2007 - the 45th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Subjects:Computer Science > Machine translating
Computer Science > Information retrieval
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Centre for Digital Video Processing (CDVP)
Publisher:Association For Computational Linguistics
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Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:445
Deposited On:10 Apr 2008 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 04 Feb 2009 17:44

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