Paper: A Transitive Model For Extracting Translation Equivalents Of Web Queries Through Anchor Text Mining

ACL ID C02-1008
Title A Transitive Model For Extracting Translation Equivalents Of Web Queries Through Anchor Text Mining
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2002
Authors

One of the existing difficulties of cross-language information retrieval (CLIR) and Web search is the lack of appropriate translations of new terminology and proper names. Different from conventional approaches, in our previous research we developed an approach for exploiting Web anchor texts as live bilingual corpora and reducing the existing difficulties of query term translation. Although Web anchor texts, undoubtedly, are very valuable multilingual and wide-scoped hypertext resources, not every particular pair of languages contains sufficient anchor texts in the Web to extract corresponding translations in the language pair. For more generalized applications, in this paper we extend our previous approach by adding a phase of transitive (indirect) translation via an intermediate (third)...