Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Dictionary-based Amharic-French information retrieval
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV.
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV.
Show others and affiliations
2006 (English)In: Accessing Multilingual Information Repositories / [ed] Peters, C; Gey, FC; Gonzalo, J; Muller, H; Jones, GJF; Kluck, M; Magnini, B; DeRijke, M, 2006, Vol. 4022, 83-92 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

We present four approaches to the Amharic - French bilingual track at CLEF 2005. All experiments use a dictionary based approach to translate the Amharic queries into French Bags-of-words, but while one approach uses word sense discrimination on the translated side of the queries, the other one includes all senses of a translated word in the query for searching. We used two search engines: The SICS experimental engine and Lucene, hence four runs with the two approaches. Non-content bearing words were removed both before and after the dictionary lookup. TF/IDF values supplemented by a heuristic function was used to remove the stop words from the Amharic queries and two French stopwords lists were used to remove them from the French translations. In our experiments, we found that the SICS search engine performs better than Lucene and that using the word sense discriminated keywords produce a slightly better result than the full set of non discriminated keywords.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 4022, 83-92 p.
, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743 ; 4022
National Category
Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-42016ISI: 000241359000009ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33749642299ISBN: 3-540-45697-XOAI: diva2:446060
6th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum Location: Vienna, Austria, Date: SEP 21-23, 2005
QC 20111006Available from: 2011-10-06 Created: 2011-10-05 Last updated: 2011-10-06Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text


Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Argaw, Atelach AlemuAsker, Lars
By organisation
Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV
Computer and Information Science

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 24 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link