Paper: Proper Name Translation in Cross-Language Information Retrieval

ACL ID P98-1036
Title Proper Name Translation in Cross-Language Information Retrieval
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1998

Recently, language barrier becomes the major problem for people to search, retrieve, and understand WWW documents in different languages. This paper deals with query translation issue in cross-language information retrieval, proper names in particular. Models for name identification, name translation and name searching are presented. The recall rates and the precision rates for the identification of Chinese organization names, person names and location names under MET data are (76.67%, 79.33%), (87.33%, 82.33%) and (77.00%, 82.00%), respectively. In name translation, only 0.79% and 1.11% of candidates for English person names and location names, respectively, have to be proposed. The name searching facility is implemented on an MT sever for information retrieval on the WWW. Under this syst...