21.3444, Books: Computational Linguistics: Nie, Hirst (Ed)

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Title: Cross-Language Information Retrieval 
Series Title: Synthesis Lectures on Human Language Technologies  

Publication Year: 2010 
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
	   
	

Book URL: http://www.morganclaypool.com/doi/abs/10.2200/S00266ED1V01Y201005HLT008 


Author: Jian-Yun Nie
Editor: Graeme Hirst

Electronic: ISBN:  9781598298642 Pages: 142 Price: U.S. $ 30.00
Paperback: ISBN: 1598298631 9781598298635 Pages: 142 Price: U.S. $ 40.00


Abstract:

Abstract

Search for information is no longer exclusively limited within the native 
language of the user, but is more and more extended to other languages. 
This gives rise to the problem of cross-language information retrieval (CLIR), 
whose goal is to find relevant information written in a different language to a 
query. In addition to the problems of monolingual information retrieval (IR), 
translation is the key problem in CLIR: one should translate either the query 
or the documents from a language to another. However, this translation 
problem is not identical to full-text machine translation (MT): the goal is not 
to produce a human-readable translation, but a translation suitable for finding 
relevant documents. Specific translation methods are thus required.

The goal of this book is to provide a comprehensive description of the 
specific problems arising in CLIR, the solutions proposed in this area, as 
well as the remaining problems. The book starts with a general description of 
the monolingual IR and CLIR problems. Different classes of approaches to 
translation are then presented: approaches using an MT system, dictionary-
based translation and approaches based on parallel and comparable corpora. 
In addition, the typical retrieval effectiveness using different approaches is 
compared. It will be shown that translation approaches specifically designed 
for CLIR can rival and outperform high-quality MT systems. Finally, the book 
offers a look into the future that draws a strong parallel between query 
expansion in monolingual IR and query translation in CLIR, suggesting that 
many approaches developed in monolingual IR can be adapted to CLIR.

The book can be used as an introduction to CLIR. Advanced readers can 
also find more technical details and discussions about the remaining 
research challenges in the future. It is suitable to new researchers who 
intend to carry out research on CLIR.

Table of Contents: 
Preface 
Introduction 
Using Manually Constructed Translation Systems and Resources for CLIR
Translation Based on Parallel and Comparable Corpora 
Other Methods to Improve CLIR
A Look into the Future: Toward a Unified View of Monolingual IR and CLIR? 
References 
Author Biography 



Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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