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Conference Proceedings

Authors

Gareth J. F. Jones
Debasis Ganguly
Johannes Leveling

Subjects

Computer Science

Topics
dublin city blind relevance feedback modeling language mean average precision information retrieval web service language corpus based

DCU@FIRE2010: term conflation, blind relevance feedback, and cross-language IR with manual and automatic query translation (2010)

Abstract For the first participation of Dublin City University (DCU) in the FIRE 2010 evaluation campaign, information retrieval (IR) experiments on English, Bengali, Hindi, and Marathi documents were performed to investigate term conation (different stemming approaches and indexing word prefixes), blind relevance feedback, and manual and automatic query translation. The experiments are based on BM25 and on language modeling (LM) for IR. Results show that term conation always improves mean average precision (MAP) compared to indexing unprocessed word forms, but different approaches seem to work best for different languages. For example, in monolingual Marathi experiments indexing 5-prefixes outperforms our corpus-based stemmer; in Hindi, the corpus-based stemmer achieves a higher MAP. For Bengali, the LM retrieval model achieves a much higher MAP than BM25 (0.4944 vs. 0.4526). In all experiments using BM25, blind relevance feedback yields considerably higher MAP in comparison to experiments without it. Bilingual IR experiments (English!Bengali and English!Hindi) are based on query translations obtained from native speakers and the Google translate web service. For the automatically translated queries, MAP is slightly (but not significantly) lower compared to experiments with manual query translations. The bilingual English!Bengali (English!Hindi) experiments achieve 81.7%-83.3% (78.0%-80.6%) of the best corresponding monolingual experiments.
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Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL)
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Information retrieval
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

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Gareth J. F. Jones, Debasis Ganguly, Johannes Leveling

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