Translation of Web Queries Using Anchor Text Mining

Wen Hsiang Lu, Hsi Jian Lee, Lee Feng Chien

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This article presents an approach to automatically extracting translations of Web query terms through mining of Web anchor texts and link structures. One of the existing difficulties in cross-language information retrieval (CLIR) and Web search is the lack of appropriate translations of new terminology and proper names. The proposed approach successfully exploits the anchor-text resources and reduces the existing difficulties of query term translation. Many query terms that cannot be obtained in general-purpose translation dictionaries are, therefore, extracted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-172
Number of pages14
JournalACM Transactions on Asian Language Information Processing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jun 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science


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