Analyst-Focused Arabic Information Retrieval

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International Conference on Intelligence Analysis

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An English-Arabic Cross-Language Information Re- trieval Environment was created in which the analyst can query an Arabic database in English and retrieve a set of relevant Arabic documents. The retrieved Arabic docu- ments are automatically translated into English to facili- tate readability by the English-only analyst. Proper names of people, places, and organizations are extracted from the retrieved documents and transliterated from Arabic into English. They are presented to the analyst and serve to provide a brief summarization of the retrieved document.


Poster originally appeared in the 2005 International Conference on Intelligence Analysis. Fulltext can be accessed through remote link.