Translation events in cross-language information retrieval

Anne R. Diekema
2004 SIGIR Forum  
Cross-Language Information Retrieval (CLIR) systems enable users to formulate queries in their native language to retrieve documents in foreign languages. Because queries and documents in CLIR do not necessarily share the same language, translation is needed before matching can take place. This translation step tends to cause a reduction in the retrieval performance of CLIR as compared to monolingual information retrieval. To understand the events occurring in crosslanguage retrieval query
more » ... lation and the relation of these events to retrieval performance, the study explored the following research questions:
doi:10.1145/986278.986296 fatcat:ytzydj6gvjaubhpgkwtxebfkoe