Translation Events in Dutch Cross-Language Information Retrieval

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Conference Paper

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Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Workshop

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The paper describes an analysis of the translation events encountered when queries cross the language barrier in cross-language information retrieval. A study of a set of query source and target triples resulted in the creation of a translation taxonomy. The taxonomy was used to code 750 English target queries. The 750 coded queries are currently being used in retrieval experiments to assess the impact of the different translation problems on retrieval performance.


Paper originally appears in the Proceedings of the 3rd Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Workshop. PDF of proceedings can be downloaded through remote link via CiteSeerX.