Supporting multilingual information retrieval in Web applications: An English-Chinese Web portal experiment

Jialun Qin, Yilu Zhou, Michael Chau, Hsinchun Chen

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Abstract

Cross-language information retrieval (CLIR) and multilingual information retrieval (MLIR) techniques have been widely studied, but they are not often applied to and evaluated for Web applications. In this paper, we present our research in developing and evaluating a multilingual English-Chinese Web portal in the business domain. A dictionary-based approach has been adopted that combines phrasal translation, co-occurrence analysis, and pre- and post-translation query expansion. The approach was evaluated by domain experts and the results showed that co-occurrence-based phrasal translation achieved a 74.6% improvement in precision when compared with simple word-by-word translation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
EditorsTengku Mohd Tengku Sembok, Halimah Badioze Zaman, Hsinchun Chen, Shalini R. Urs, Sung Hyon Myaeng
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages149-152
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783540206088
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume2911
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Qin, J., Zhou, Y., Chau, M., & Chen, H. (2003). Supporting multilingual information retrieval in Web applications: An English-Chinese Web portal experiment. In T. M. Tengku Sembok, H. B. Zaman, H. Chen, S. R. Urs, & S. H. Myaeng (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (pp. 149-152). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 2911). Springer-Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-24594-0_13