Anchor text mining for translation extraction of query terms

Wen Hsiang Lu, Lee Feng Chein, Hsi Jian Lee

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This paper presents an approach to automatically extracting the bilingual translations of many Web query terms through mining the Web anchor texts. Some preliminary experiments are conducted on using 109,416 Web pages containing both Chinese and English anchor texts in their in-links to extract Chinese translations of 200 English queries selected from popular query terms in Taiwan. It is found that the effective translations of 75% of the popular query terms can be extracted, in which 87.2% cannot be obtained in common translation dictionaries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)388-389
Number of pages2
JournalSIGIR Forum (ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval)
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event24th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: 2001 Sep 92001 Sep 13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture


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