Dictionary-based amharic - English information retrieval
2005 (English)In: MULTILINGUAL INFORMATION ACCESS FOR TEXT, SPEECH AND IMAGES / [ed] Peters, C; Clough, P; Gonzalo, J; Jones, GJF; Kluck, M; Magnini, B, BERLIN: SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN , 2005, Vol. 3491, 143-149 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
We present two approaches to the Amharic - English bilingual track in CLEF 2004. Both experiments use a dictionary based approach to translate the Amharic queries into English Bags-of-words, but while one approach removes non-content bearing words from the Amharic queries based on their IDF value, the other uses a list of English stop words to perform the same task. The resulting translated (English) terms are then submitted to a retrieval engine that supports the Boolean and vector-space models. In our experiments, the second approach (based on a list of English stop words) performs slightly better than the one based on IDF values for the Amharic terms.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
BERLIN: SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN , 2005. Vol. 3491, 143-149 p.
, LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE, ISSN 0302-9743 ; 3491
Computer aided language translation, Linguistics, Mathematical models, Query languages, Search engines, Vectors
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-43209ISI: 000231117600014ScopusID: 2-s2.0-24944554947ISBN: 3-540-27420-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-43209DiVA: diva2:447821
5th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum. Bath, ENGLAND. SEP 15-17, 2004
QC 201110132011-10-132011-10-132011-10-13Bibliographically approved