Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Not specified
Title: Adding multilingual information access to the European Library
Authors: Braschler, Martin
Ferro, Nicola
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-77088-6_21
Proceedings: Digital Libraries : Research and Development
Pages: 218
Pages to: 227
Conference details: First International DELOS Conference, Pisa, Italy, 13-14 February 2007
Issue Date: 2007
Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Series volume: 4877
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Springer
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Berlin
ISBN: 978-3-540-77087-9
Language: English
Subject (DDC): 020: Library and information sciences
Abstract: A feasibility study was conducted within the confines of the DELOS Network of Excellence with the aim of investigating possible approaches to extend The European Library (TEL) with multilingual information access, i.e. the ability to use queries in one language to retrieve items in different languages. TEL uses a loose coupling of different search systems, and deals with very short information items. We address these two characteristics with two different approaches: the “isolated query translation” approach, and the “pseudo-translated expanded records” approach. The former approach has been studied together with its implications on the user interface, while the latter approach has been evaluated using a test collection of over 150,000 records from the TEL central index. We find that both approaches address the specific characteristics of TEL well, and that there is considerable potential for a combination of the two alternatives.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Information Technology (InIT)
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