Utilizing images for assisting cross-language information retrieval on the Web

Yoshihiko Hayashi, Savas Ali Bora, Masaaki Nagata

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Abstract

In this paper, we discuss the effectiveness of employing visual clues in interactive cross-language information retrieval o 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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2009 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology - Workshops, WI-IAT Workshops 2009
Pages100-103
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology - Workshops, WI-IAT Workshops 2009 - Milano, Italy
Duration: 2009 Sep 152009 Sep 18

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2009 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology - Workshops, WI-IAT Workshops 2009
Volume3

Other

Other2009 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology - Workshops, WI-IAT Workshops 2009
CountryItaly
CityMilano
Period09/9/1509/9/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software

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    Hayashi, Y., Bora, S. A., & Nagata, M. (2009). Utilizing images for assisting cross-language information retrieval on the Web. In Proceedings - 2009 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology - Workshops, WI-IAT Workshops 2009 (pp. 100-103). [5286004] (Proceedings - 2009 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology - Workshops, WI-IAT Workshops 2009; Vol. 3). https://doi.org/10.1109/WI-IAT.2009.240