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A Possibilistic Query Translation Approach for Cross-Language Information Retrieval

Wiem, Ben Romdhane and Elayeb, Bilel and Bounhas, Ibrahim and Evrard, Fabrice and Bellamine-Bensaoud, Narjes A Possibilistic Query Translation Approach for Cross-Language Information Retrieval. (2013) In: 9th International Conference on Intelligent Computing (ICIC 2013), 28 July 2013 - 31 July 2013 (Nanning, China).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39482-9_9


In this paper, we explore several statistical methods to find solutions to the problem of query translation ambiguity. Indeed, we propose and compare a new possibilistic approach for query translation derived from a probabilistic one, by applying a classical probability-possibility transformation of probability distributions, which introduces a certain tolerance in the selection of word translations. Finally, the best words are selected based on a similarity measure. The experiments are performed on CLEF-2003 French-English CLIR collection, which allowed us to test the effectiveness of the possibilistic approach.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to Springer editor. This papers appears in Volume 7996 Lecture Notes in Computer Science ISSN : 0302-9743. ISBN: 978-3-642-39481-2. The original PDF is available at : http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-642-39482-9_9
HAL Id:hal-01228727
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Other partners > Ecole Nationale des Sciences de l'Informatique - ENSI (TUNISIA)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de la Manouba - UMA (TUNISIA)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Emirates College of Technology - ECT (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)
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