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[Sigia-l] Re: [aifia-members] Multi lingual search

From: Patrick Debois (Patrick.Debois)
Date: Mon Jan 17 2005 - 15:54:09 EST


Peter Van Dijck wrote:

> (Apologies for cross post)
>
> I'm doing research on multi-lingual search today. It turns out almost
> ALL search engines use the same basic technology for Asian languages
> (see http://www.poorbuthappy.com/ease/).
>
> I'm still looking for more info: what challenges have you encountered
> with multi-lingual search? What solutions? How about multi-lingual
> best bets, any ideas there?
>
-One idea might to determine the language in the query?
http://odur.let.rug.nl/~vannoord/TextCat/Demo/
Of course the longer the query the better result.
-The other is provided enough text material exists, Latent Semantic
indexing http://javelina.cet.middlebury.edu/lsa/out/lsa_definition.htm
might also give better results then just keywords indexing.

> Thanks,
> Peter
>
>
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