Paper: Cross-lingual Semantic Relatedness Using Encyclopedic Knowledge

ACL ID D09-1124
Title Cross-lingual Semantic Relatedness Using Encyclopedic Knowledge
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2009
Authors

In this paper, we address the task of cross- lingual semantic relatedness. We intro- duce a method that relies on the informa- tion extracted from Wikipedia, by exploit- ing the interlanguage links available be- tween Wikipedia versions in multiple lan- guages. Through experiments performed on several language pairs, we show that the method performs well, with a perfor- mance comparable to monolingual mea- sures of relatedness. 1 Motivation Given the accelerated growth of the number of multilingual documents on the Web and else- where, the need for effective multilingual and cross-lingual text processing techniques is becom- ing increasingly important. In this paper, we address the task of cross-lingual semantic relat- edness, and introduce a method that relies on Wikipedia in order to cal...