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

By M. Sanderson and A. Alberair

Abstract

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

Publisher: NIST
Year: 2001
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.whiterose.ac.uk:4712

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