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Keep It Simple Sheffield – a KISS approach to the Arabic track

Sanderson, M. and Alberair, A. (2001) Keep It Simple Sheffield – a KISS approach to the Arabic track. In: NIST Special Publication 500-250. The Tenth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2001), November 13-16 2001, Gaithersburg, Maryland. NIST , pp. 642-643.


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Sheffield’s participation in the inaugural Arabic cross language track is described here. Our goal was to examine how well one could achieve retrieval of Arabic text with the minimum of resources and adaptation of existing retrieval systems. To this end the public translators used for query translation and the minimal changes to our retrieval system are described. While the effectiveness of our resulting system is not as high as one might desire, it nevertheless provides reasonable performance particularly in the monolingual track: on average, just under four relevant documents were found in the 10 top ranked documents.

Item Type: Proceedings Paper
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Information School (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2008 18:01
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 16:56
Status: Published
Publisher: NIST
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/4712

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