Rapidly retargetable interactive translingual retrieval

TitleRapidly retargetable interactive translingual retrieval
Publication TypeConference Papers
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsLevow G-A, Oard D, Resnik P
Conference NameProceedings of the first international conference on Human language technology research
Date Published2001///
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
Conference LocationStroudsburg, PA, USA
Keywordscross-language, information, retrieval

This paper describes a system for rapidly retargetable interactive translingual retrieval. Basic functionality can be achieved for a new document language in a single day, and further improvements require only a relatively modest additional investment. We applied the techniques first to search Chinese collections using English queries, and have successfully added French, German, and Italian document collections. We achieve this capability through separation of language-dependent and language-independent components and through the application of asymmetric techniques that leverage an extensive English retrieval infrastructure.