Paper: Language-Independent Context Aware Query Translation using Wikipedia

ACL ID W11-1219
Title Language-Independent Context Aware Query Translation using Wikipedia
Venue Building and Using Comparable Corpora
Session
Year 2011
Authors

Cross lingual information access (CLIA) sys- tems are required to access the large amounts of multilingual content generated on the world wide web in the form of blogs, news articles and documents. In this paper, we discuss our approach to query formation for CLIA sys- tems where language resources are replaced by Wikipedia. We claim that Wikipedia, with its rich multilingual content and struc- ture, forms an ideal platform to build a CLIA system. Our approach is particularly useful for under-resourced languages, as all the lan- guages don’t have the resources(tools) with sufficient accuracies. We propose a context aware language-independent query formation method which, with the help of bilingual dic- tionaries, forms queries in the target language. Results are encouraging with a precis...