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Nguyen, Dong-Phuong and Overwijk, A. and Hauff, C. and Trieschnigg, R.B. and Hiemstra, D. and de Jong, F.M.G. (2009) WikiTranslate: Query Translation for Cross-lingual Information Retrieval using only Wikipedia. In: Evaluating Systems for Multilingual and Multimodal Information Access. pp. 58-65. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5706. Springer Verlag. ISBN 978-3-642-04446-5
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-04447-2_6
This paper presents WikiTranslate, a system which performs query translation for cross-lingual information retrieval (CLIR) using only Wikipedia to obtain translations. Queries are mapped to Wikipedia concepts and the corresponding translations of these concepts in the target language are used to create the final query. WikiTranslate is evaluated by searching with topics formulated in Dutch, French and Spanish in an English data collection. The system achieved a performance of 67% compared to the monolingual baseline.
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