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Author Hayashi, Yoshihiko ♦ Bora, Savas Ali ♦ Nagata, Masaaki
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2009
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Special computer methods
Subject Keyword Image retrieval ♦ Interactive Interface ♦ Information retrieval ♦ Cross-Langugae Information Retrieval ♦ Query Translation ♦ Image Search
Abstract In this paper, we discuss the effectiveness of employing visual clues in interactive cross-language information retrieval to assist users in selecting appropriate translation candidates for a query term. Experimental results show that by associating images collected by a Web image search, for each translation candidate, the selection of correct translations was considerably improved (by 29.3%) and the efficiency of the selection was enhanced, i.e., the elapsed time in selection was substantially reduced (by 16.7%) compared to the cases where only back-translated terms were presented. The results suggest that visual items, even if simply collected by a Web image search without any image sense disambiguation, can be superior to verbal information as clues for query term selection in target languages that the user is not familiar with.
ISBN 9780769538013
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2009-09-15
Publisher Place Italy
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 1.85 MB
Page Count 4
Starting Page 100
Ending Page 103

Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library