Dublin City University at CLEF 2007: Cross-Language Speech Retrieval Experiments

  • Ying Zhang
  • Gareth J. F. Jones
  • Ke Zhang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5152)

Abstract

The Dublin City University participation in the CLEF 2007 CL-SR English task concentrated primarily on issues of topic translation. Our retrieval system used the BM25F model and pseudo relevance feedback. Topics were translated into English using the Yahoo! BabelFish free online service combined with domain-specific translation lexicons gathered automatically from Wikipedia. We explored alternative topic translation methods using these resources. Our results indicate that extending machine translation tools using automatically generated domain-specific translation lexicons can provide improved CLIR effectiveness for this task.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ying Zhang
    • 1
  • Gareth J. F. Jones
    • 1
  • Ke Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Digital Video Processing & School of ComputingDublin City UniversityDublin 9Ireland

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