Some Experiments with the Dutch Collection

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Conference Paper

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Cross-Language Evaluation Forum

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We performed some basic monolingual Dutch and bilingual English–Dutch experiments. The retrieval approach is very basic, without stemming or decompounding, using only a simple language model to rank the documents. In the bilingual task, the English queries are analyzed by a system for question answering. The resulting queries are translated by dictionary lookup and ranked by the same basic retrieval system used in the monolingual task.


Paper originally appears in the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF). Publisher's PDF available for preview or download through remote link.