Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Gareth J.F. Jones
Qun Liu
Piyush Arora
Ali Hosseinzadeh Vahid

Subjects

Linguistics

Topics
cross language information retrieval comparative study information retrieval machine translation language pairs computational linguistics variable retrieval effectiveness online information services

A comparative study of online translation services for cross language Information retrieval (2015)

Abstract Technical advances and its increasing availability, mean that Machine Translation (MT) is now widely used for the translation of search queries in multilingual search tasks. A number of free-to-use high-quality online MT systems are now available and, although imperfect in their translation behaviour, are found to produce good performance in CrossLanguage Information Retrieval (CLIR) applications. Users of these MT systems in CLIR tasks generally assume that they all behave similarly in CLIR applications, and the choice of MT system is often made on the basis of convenience. We present a set of experiments which compare the impact of applying two of the best known online systems, Google and Bing translation, for query translation across multiple language pairs and for two very different CLIR tasks. Our experiments show that the MT systems perform differently on average for different tasks and language pairs, but more significantly for different individual queries. We examine the differing translation behaviour of these tools and seek to draw conclusions in terms of their suitability for use in different settings.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing: School of Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: ADAPT
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL)
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Computational linguistics
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Information retrieval

Full list of authors on original publication

Gareth J.F. Jones, Qun Liu, Piyush Arora, Ali Hosseinzadeh Vahid

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Gareth J. F. Jones
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 297
 
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Qun Liu
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 31
 
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Piyush Arora
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 15