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Multilingual Information Retrieval

abbreviation(s): CLIR
definition: Cross-language information retrieval means using queries in one language to search for documents in a different language. Multilingual information retrieval is a broader term, which includes the case where queries in different languages are used, but only for searching documents in the same language.
See also the corresponding HLT Survey chapter: http://www.lt-world.org/hlt_survey/ltw-chapter8-5.pdf
related project(s):
  • Cross-Language Evalution Forum (CLEF)
  • European Multilingual Information Retrieval (EMIR)
  • Linguistic Information for Free Text Retrieval (UPLIFT)
  • Development of a Multimedia Information Dissemination and Transaction Tool (Twenty-One)
related organisation(s):
  • Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
  • Digital Library Research Group
  • Eurospider Information Technology AG
  • Language Technology Lab (LT Lab)
  • Computing Research Lab
  • XEROX Research Center Europe (XRCE)
related person(s):
related system(s) / resource(s):
  • EMC
  • Autonomy
relevant source(s):
related publication(s):

Cross-Language Information Retrieval.
Grefenstette, Gregory.

Kluwer Academic Press. 1998.

Cross-Language Information Retrieval.
Doug Oard, Anne Diekema.
Annual Review of Information Science and Technology. 33. 1998. 223-256.

Cross-Language Text and Speech Retrieval: Papers from the 1997 AAAI Spring Symposium.
David Hull, Doug Oard.
AAAI Press. Technical Report SS-97-05. 1997.