LINGUIST List 9.479

Sat Mar 28 1998

Books: Computational Linguistics

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  1. Roberta Murphy, Cross-Language Informational Retrieval

Message 1: Cross-Language Informational Retrieval

Date: Thu, 19 Mar 1998 14:44:02 -0500
From: Roberta Murphy <>
Subject: Cross-Language Informational Retrieval

 KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS is proud to announce the publication of:
 edited by
 Gregory Grefenstette
 Rank Xerox European Research Centre, France
 Cross-Language Information Retrieval is the first book that addresses 
 the problem of accessing multilingual information through a 
 single-language query. This research problem is receiving growing 
 attention by US and foreign governments. The universal adoption of the 
 Internet and the WWW have created an enormous, multilingual virtual 
 textual database. Rather than looking upon foreign language documents 
 as distracting noise, one can consider these documents as untapped 
 sources of information. 
 Cross-Language Information Retrieval describes the problem, 
 highlighting the differences between the field and the related areas 
 of Machine Translation and Information Retrieval. Researchers from 
 Europe, Japan and America present a wide variety of techniques and 
 experimental results. The life-size experiments are run on modern 
 large-scale retrieval testbeds, running up to hundreds of megabytes of 
 texts. The techniques involve using bilingual dictionaries, machine 
 translation systems, parallel text corpora, comparable but 
 non-parallel text corpora, latent semantic indexing, and weighted 
 Boolean interrogation. 
 This volume is suitable as a secondary text for a graduate level 
 course on Cross-Language Information Retrieval, and as a reference for 
 researchers and practitioners in industry. 
 Contents and Contributors
 Preface. 1. The Problem of Cross-Language Information Retrieval; G. 
 Grefenstette 2. On the Effective Use of Large Parallel Corpora in 
 Cross-Language Text Retrieval; M.W. Davis 3. Statistical Methods for 
 Cross-Language Information Retrieval; L. Ballesteros, W.B. Croft 4. 
 Distributed Cross-Lingual Information Retrieval; C. Fluhr, et al 5. 
 Automatic Cross-Language Information Retrieval Using Latent Semantic 
 Indexing; M.L. Littman, et al. 6. Mapping Vocabularies Using Latent 
 Semantics; D.A. Evans, et al. 7. Cross-Language Information 
 Retrieval: A System for Comparable Corpus Querying; E. Picchi, C. 
 Peters. 8. A Language Conversion Front-End for Cross-Language 
 Information Retrieval; Y. Kiyoshi, et al. 9. The SYSTRAN NLP Browser: 
 An Application of Machine Translation Technology in Cross-Language 
 Information Retrieval; D.A. Gachot, et al. 10. A Weighted Boolean 
 Model for Cross-Language Text Retrieval; D. Hull. 11. Building a Large 
 Multilingual Test Collection from Comparable News Documents; P. 
 Sheridan, et al. 12. Evaluating Cross-Language Text Filtering 
 Effectiveness; D.W. Oard, B.J. Dorr. References. Index. 
 Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston 
 Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-8122-X, March 1998, 200 pp., $115.00 
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