WikiTranslate: Query Translation for Cross-lingual Information Retrieval using only Wikipedia


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Nguyen, D. and Overwijk, A. and Hauff, C. and Trieschnigg, R.B. and Hiemstra, D. and Jong de, F.M.G. (2009) WikiTranslate: Query Translation for Cross-lingual Information Retrieval using only Wikipedia. In: 9th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum, CLEF, September 17-19, 2008, Aarhus, Denmark.

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Abstract:This paper presents WikiTranslate, a system which performs query translation for cross-lingual information retrieval (CLIR) using only Wikipedia to obtain translations. Queries are mapped to Wikipedia concepts and the corresponding translations of these concepts in the target language are used to create the final query. WikiTranslate is evaluated by searching with topics formulated in Dutch, French and Spanish in an English data collection. The system achieved a performance of 67% compared to the monolingual baseline.
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-04447-2_6
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