Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Ying Zhang
Eamonn Newman
Marguerite Fuller
Fabio Fantino
Gareth J. F. Jones

Subjects

Computer Science

Topics
information systems cultural heritage machine translation clir information retrieval cross language information retrieval access information

Domain-specific query translation for multilingual access to digital libraries (2009)

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.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Ying Zhang, Eamonn Newman, Marguerite Fuller, Fabio Fantino, Gareth J. F. Jones

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