Paper: Rapidly Retargetable Interactive Translingual Retrieval

ACL ID H01-1060
Title Rapidly Retargetable Interactive Translingual Retrieval
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 2001

This paper describes a system for rapidly retargetable interactive translingual retrieval. Basic functionality can be achieved for a new document language in a single day, and further improvements re- quire only a relatively modest additional investment. We applied the techniquesfirst to searchChinese collections using English queries, and have successfully added French, German, and Italian document collections. We achievethis capability through separation of language- dependent and language-independent components and through the application of asymmetric techniquesthat leverage an extensiveEn- glish retrieval infrastructure. Keywords Cross-language information retrieval 1.