Dictionary methods for cross-lingual information retrieval

  • Lisa Ballesteros
  • Bruce Croft
Information Retrieval 1
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1134)


Multi-lingual information retrieval (IR) has largely been limited to the development of systems for use with a specific foreign language. The explosion in the availability of electronic media in languages other than English makes the development of IR systems that can cross language boundaries increasingly important. In this paper, we present experiments that analyze the factors that affect dictionary based methods for cross-lingual retrieval and present methods that dramatically reduce the errors such an approach usually makes.


Information Retrieval Average Precision Relevance Feedback Query Term Relevance Judgment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lisa Ballesteros
    • 1
  • Bruce Croft
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA

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