Encyclopedia of Machine Learning

2010 Edition
| Editors: Claude Sammut, Geoffrey I. Webb

Cross-Language Information Retrieval

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-30164-8_187

Cross-language information retrieval (CLIR) is the task consisting in recovering the subset of a document collection D relevant to a query q, in the special case in which D contains documents written in more than one language. Generally, it is additionally assumed that the subset of relevant documents must be returned as an ordered list, in decreasing order of relevance. For more details on methods and applications see  cross-lingual text mining.

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