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Document Translation for Cross-Language Text Retrieval at the University of Maryland

Oard, Douglas W.; Hackett, Paul G.

The University of Maryland participated in three TREC-6 tasks: ad hoc retrieval, cross-language retrieval, and spoken document retrieval. The principal focus of the work was evaluation of a cross-language text retrieval technique based on fully automatic machine translation. The results show that approaches based on document translation can be approximately as effective as approaches based on query translation, but that additional work will be needed to develop a solid basis for choosing between the two in specific applications. Ad hoc and spoken document retrieval results are also presented.

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Information Technology : The Sixth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC-6)
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U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Technology Administration, National Institute of Standards and Technology

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American Institute of Buddhist Studies
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May 27, 2011