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7 June 2002, ILLC talks, Wessel Kraaij

Speaker: Wessel Kraaij (TNO Delft)
Title: Embedding Web-based Statistical Translation Models in Cross-Language
Information Retrieval
Date: Friday 7 June 2002
Time: 10:45
Location: Diamantslijperij, Nieuwe Achtergracht 170, room NP.101

Abstract:
Although Cross-Language Information Retrieval (CLIR) is available for more and more language pairs, based on MT services, many languages are still not covered. An attractive alternative is to construct translation models based on parallel corpora mined from the web. Since these corpora are noisy, embedding translation models in the retrieval model is not without problems. However, experiments showed that retrieval effectiveness can surpass MT systems in a CLIR evaluation task.

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