Paper: Enriching Wikipedia's Intra-language Links by their Cross-language Transfer

ACL ID C14-1119
Title Enriching Wikipedia's Intra-language Links by their Cross-language Transfer
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2014
Authors

Although hyperlinks enhance the utility of Wikipedia, embedding them in articles imposes a burden on contributors. To alleviate this burden as well as enrich hyperlinks in Wikipedia articles, we propose a method for transferring intra-language links between different-language articles linked via an inter- language link. The method avoids anchor selection and disambiguation problems by which usual wikifi- cation methods are affected, by exploiting the analogy between different language editions of Wikipedia. The effectiveness of the method was demonstrated through an experiment of transferring intra-language links from English to Japanese. It increased the number of intra-language links in Japanese articles by 40.9%, and the accuracy of anchors selected was estimated to be 96.3%.