Paper: A Rose is a Roos is a Ruusu: Querying Translations for Web Image Search

ACL ID P09-2049
Title A Rose is a Roos is a Ruusu: Querying Translations for Web Image Search
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Short Paper
Year 2009
Authors

We query Web Image search engines with words (e.g., spring) but need images that correspond to particular senses of the word (e.g., flexible coil). Querying with poly- semous words often yields unsatisfactory results from engines such as Google Im- ages. We build an image search engine, IDIOM, which improves the quality of re- turned images by focusing search on the desired sense. Our algorithm, instead of searching for the original query, searches for multiple, automatically chosen trans- lations of the sense in several languages. Experimental results show that IDIOM out- performs Google Images and other com- peting algorithms returning 22% more rel- evant images.