With the recent enormous increase of information dissemination via the web as incentive there is a growing interest in supporting tools for cross-language retrieval. In this paper we describe a disclosure and retrieval approach that fulfils the needs of both information providers and users by offering fast and cheap access to large amounts of documents from various language domains. Relevant information can be retrieved irrespective of the language used for the specification of a query. In order to realize this type of multilingual functionality the availability of several translation tools is needed, both of a generic and a domain specific nature. Domain specific tools are often not available or only against large costs. In this paper we will therefore focus on a way to reduce these costs, namely the automatic derivation of multilingual resources from so-called parallel text corpora. The benefits of this approach will be illustrated for an example system, i.e. the demonstrator developed within the project Twenty-One, which is tuned to information from the area of sustainable development.
|Title of host publication||RIAO 1997|
|Subtitle of host publication||5th International Conference on Computer-Assisted Information Retrieval, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, June 25-27, 1997|
|Place of Publication||Paris|
|Publisher||Centre de Hautes Etudes Internationales d'Informatique Documentaire (CID)|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
|Event||5th International Conference on Computer-Assisted Information Retrieval, RIAO 1997: (Recherche d'Information et ses Applications) - Montreal, Canada|
Duration: 25 Jun 1997 → 27 Jun 1997
Conference number: 5
|Conference||5th International Conference on Computer-Assisted Information Retrieval, RIAO 1997|
|Period||25/06/97 → 27/06/97|
Hiemstra, D., de Jong, F. M. G., & Kraaij, W. (1997). A Domain Specific Lexicon Acquisition Tool for Cross-Language Information Retrieval. In RIAO 1997: 5th International Conference on Computer-Assisted Information Retrieval, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, June 25-27, 1997 (pp. 255-270). Paris: Centre de Hautes Etudes Internationales d'Informatique Documentaire (CID).