Document Type

Article

Date

2000

Embargo Period

2-2012

Keywords

Bilingual information retrieval experiment, Microsoft SQL Server, Query translation, Machine-readable dictionary

Language

English

Disciplines

Information and Library Science

Description/Abstract

This paper describes an elementary bilingual information retrieval experiment. The experiment takes Dutch topics to retrieve relevant English documents using Microsoft SQL Server version 7.0. In order to cross the language barrier between query and document, the researchers use query translation by means of a machine-readable dictionary. The Dutch run was void of the typical natural language processing techniques such as parsing, stemming, or part of speech tagging. A monolingual run was carried out for comparison purposes. Due to limitations in time, retrieval system, translation method, and test collection, there is only a preliminary analysis of the results.

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