Approach to Cross-Language Retrieval for Japanese Traditional Fine Art: Ukiyo-e Database

  • Biligsaikhan Batjargal
  • Fuminori Kimura
  • Akira Maeda
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6273)


In this paper we introduce our system that retrieves Ukiyo-e databases using an English query by customizing and utilizing freely available open source software. In our system, the Ukiyo-e metadata elements were mapped to Dublin Core. We adopted a dictionary-based query translation approach and utilized the Greenstone Digital Library Software to make available our Ukiyo-e digital collections online. The preliminary result is an easy-to-use and useful system for users who do not understand Japanese, that allows to search and view Japanese Ukiyo-e databases in English.


Ukiyo-e Image database Digital library Cross-Language information retrieval 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Biligsaikhan Batjargal
    • 1
  • Fuminori Kimura
    • 2
  • Akira Maeda
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of Science and EngineeringRitsumeikan UniversityJapan
  2. 2.College of Information Science and EngineeringRitsumeikan UniversityJapan

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