Matching meaning for cross-language information retrieval

Jianqiang Wang, Douglas W. Oard
2012 Information Processing & Management  
This article describes a framework for cross-language information retrieval that efficiently leverages statistical estimation of translation probabilities. The framework provides a unified perspective into which some earlier work on techniques for cross-language information retrieval based on translation probabilities can be cast. Modeling synonymy and filtering translation probabilities using bidirectional evidence are shown to yield a balance between retrieval effectiveness and query-time (or
more » ... indexing-time) efficiency that seems well suited large-scale applications. Evaluations with six test collections show consistent improvements over strong baselines.
doi:10.1016/j.ipm.2011.09.003 fatcat:rsoxmr67jrb3tmifyqgtk6kpwe