Applying a Hybrid Query Translation Method to Japanese/English Cross-Language Patent Retrieval [article]

Masatoshi Fukui, Shigeto Higuchi, Youichi Nakatani, Masao Tanaka, Atsushi Fujii, Tetsuya Ishikawa
2002 arXiv   pre-print
This paper applies an existing query translation method to cross-language patent retrieval. In our method, multiple dictionaries are used to derive all possible translations for an input query, and collocational statistics are used to resolve translation ambiguity. We used Japanese/English parallel patent abstracts to perform comparative experiments, where our method outperformed a simple dictionary-based query translation method, and achieved 76% of monolingual retrieval in terms of average precision.
arXiv:cs/0206034v1 fatcat:s4agv2w5dbgabinfl5fw5kwajm