Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Andy Way
Gareth J.F. Jones
Haithem Afli
Ahmad Khwileh

Subjects

Computer Science

Topics
information needs machine translation query performance prediction empirical evaluation machine translating speech search cross language information retrieval english language

Identifying effective translations for cross-lingual Arabic-to-English user-generated speech search (2017)

Abstract Cross Language Information Retrieval (CLIR) systems are a valuable tool to enable speakers of one language to search for content of interest expressed in a different language. A group for whom this is of particular interest is bilingual Arabic speakers who wish to search for English language content using information needs expressed in Arabic queries. A key challenge in CLIR is crossing the language barrier between the query and the documents. The most common approach to bridging this gap is automated query translation, which can be unreliable for vague or short queries. In this work, we examine the potential for improving CLIR effectiveness by predicting the translation effectiveness using Query Performance Prediction (QPP) techniques. We propose a novel QPP method to estimate the quality of translation for an Arabic-Engish Cross-lingual User-generated Speech Search (CLUGS) task. We present an empirical evaluation that demonstrates the quality of our method on alternative translation outputs extracted from an Arabic-to-English Machine Translation system developed for this task. Finally, we show how this framework can be integrated in CLUGS to find relevant translations for improved retrieval performance.
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Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Machine translating
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres

Full list of authors on original publication

Andy Way, Gareth J.F. Jones, Haithem Afli, Ahmad Khwileh

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Andy Way
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 229
 
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Gareth J. F. Jones
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 297
 
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Haithem Afli
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 14
 
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Ahmad Khwileh
Dublin City University