- Monlingual document retrieval: English versus other European languages
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- Proceedings DIR 2003
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- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Informatics Institute (IVI)
The vast majority of research in information retrieval is done using English collections and topics. This raises questions about the effectiveness of retrieval strategies for other languages. To examine this issue, we focus on document retrieval in nine European languages. In particular, we investigate the effectiveness of language-dependent approaches to document retrieval, such as stemming and decompounding of language-independent approaches, such as character n-gramming; and of the combination of the two types ofapproaches. The experimental evidence is obtained using the 2003 test-suite of the cross-language evaluation forum (CLEF).
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