Approach to Cross-Language Retrieval for Japanese Traditional Fine Art: Ukiyo-e Database
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.
KeywordsUkiyo-e Image database Digital library Cross-Language information retrieval
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