Title

Cross-Language Information Retrieval using Dutch Query Translation

Document Type

Contribution to Book

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Cross-Language Evaluation Forum

Publisher

Springer Verlag

Publication Date

2000

First Page

230

Last Page

236

Abstract

This paper describes an elementary bilingual information retrieval experiment. The experiment takes Dutch topics to retrieve relevant English documents using Microsoft SQL Server version 7.0. In order to cross the language barrier between query and document, the researchers use query translation by means of a machine-readable dictionary. The Dutch run was void of the typical natural language processing techniques such as parsing, stemming, or part of speech tagging. A monolingual run was carried out for comparison purposes. Due to limitations in time, retrieval system, translation method, and test collection, there is only a preliminary analysis of the results.

Comments

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