Paper: Improved Cross-Language Retrieval Using Backoff Translation

ACL ID H01-1033
Title Improved Cross-Language Retrieval Using Backoff Translation
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 2001
Authors

The limited coverage of available translation lexicons can pose a se- rious challenge in some cross-language information retrieval appli- cations. We present two techniques for combining evidence from dictionary-based and corpus-based translation lexicons, and show that backoff translation outperforms a technique based on merging lexicons.