Paper: Cross-Lingual Genre Classification

ACL ID E12-3002
Title Cross-Lingual Genre Classification
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Student Session
Year 2012

Classifying text genres across languages can bring the benefits of genre classifi- cation to the target language without the costs of manual annotation. This article introduces the first approach to this task, which exploits text features that can be con- sidered stable genre predictors across lan- guages. My experiments show this method to perform equally well or better than full text translation combined with mono- lingual classification, while requiring fewer resources.