Technical issues of cross-language information retrieval: A review

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This paper reviews state-of-the-art techniques and methods for enhancing effectiveness of cross-language information retrieval (CLIR). The following research issues are covered: (1) matching strategies and translation techniques, (2) methods for solving the problem of translation ambiguity, (3) formal models for CLIR such as application of the language model, (4) the pivot language approach, (5) methods for searching multilingual document collection, (6) techniques for combining multiple language resources, etc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-455
Number of pages23
JournalInformation Processing and Management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005 May
Externally publishedYes


  • Cross-language information retrieval
  • Language model
  • Machine translation
  • Word sense disambiguation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Media Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Library and Information Sciences


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