Machine Translation for Cross Language Information Retrieval

Friday, September 17, 1999

The goal of this workshop is to explore the role of MT in the context of CLIR. We invite papers on topics which link advances in Machine Translation or related technologies to CLIR.


9:00 - 9:10

Sophia Ananiadou

"Welcome and Introduction"

[Session-1: Use of MT technology]

9:10 - 9:50

Planas, E. and Furuse, O.

"Considering Translation Memories as Cross Language Information Retrieval Systems"

NTT Cyber Solutions Laboratories

9:50 - 10:30

Kwok, K.L.

"English-Chinese Cross Language Retrieval based on a Translation Package"

Computer Science Dept, Queens College, CUNY

10:30 - 10:50

Coffee Break

10:50 - 11:30

Jones, G., Sakai, T., Collier, N., Kumano, A. and Sumita, K.

"Exploring the use of Machine Translation resources for English-Japanese Cross-Language Information Retrieval"

Human Interface Laboratory, Toshiba Corporation

[Session-2: Query Translation/Expansion]

11:30 - 12:10

Hayashi, Y. and Kuraishi H.

"Effectiveness of Automatically Extracted Translation Correspondences in Cross-Language Text Retrieval

NTT Cyberspace Laboratories

12:10 - 12:50

Masuichi, H., Flournoy, R., Kaufmann, S. and Peters, S.

"Query Translation Method for Cross Language Information Retrieval"

Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University

12:50 - 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 - 14:40

Gey, F. and Chen A.

"Applying Text Categorization to Vocabulary Enhancement for Japanese-English Cross Language Retrieval"

University of California, Berkeley

[Session-3: Web based CLIR]

14:40 - 15:20

Ogden, W. and Cowie, J.

"Keizai: An Interactive Cross-Language Text Retrieval System"

Computing Research Lab, New Mexico State University

15:20 - 16:00

Cowie, J., Ludovik, E., and Molino-Salgado, H.

"The MINDS Language Independent Summarization Engine"

Computing Research Laboratory, New Mexico State University

16:00 - 16:30

Coffee Break

[Session-4: Plenary]

16:30 - 17:30

Open discussion and wrap up

Organizing Committee:

Sophia Ananiadou, Centre for Computational Linguitsics, UMIST, U.K.
Yoshihiko Hayashi, NTT, Japan
Christian Jacquemin, LIMSI, France
Mun Kew Leong, Kent Ridge Digital Laboratories, Singapore
Sung Hyon Myaeng, Chungnam National University, Korea
Hsin-Hsi Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Regstration Fee :

S$ 50
Workshop fee includes proceedings and coffee breaks.

Important Dates:

May 31, 1999

Paper submission deadline

June 30, 1999


August 2, 1999

Final camera-ready copy deadline

September 17, 1999


Further information: