Towards a Query Translation Disambiguation Approach using Possibility Theory

Oussama Ben Khiroun, Bilel Elayeb, Narjès Bellamine Ben Saoud

Abstract

We propose in this paper a combined method for Cross-Language Information Retrieval (CLIR) using statistical and lexical resources. On the one hand, we extracted a bilingual French to English dictionary from aligned texts of the Europarl collection. On the other hand, we built a co-occurrence graph structure and used the BabelNet lexical network to process the disambiguation of translation candidates for ambiguous words. We compared our new possibilistic approach with circuit-based one and studied the impact of query expansion by adopting the pseudo-relevance feedback (PRF) technique. Our experiments are performed using the standard CLEF-2003 collection. The results show the positive impact of PRF on the query translation process. Besides, the possibilistic approach using the co-occurrence graph outperforms the overall circuit-based runs.

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Ben Khiroun O., Elayeb B. and Bellamine Ben Saoud N. (2018). Towards a Query Translation Disambiguation Approach using Possibility Theory.In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-758-275-2, pages 606-613. DOI: 10.5220/0006654706060613


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@conference{icaart18,
author={Oussama Ben Khiroun and Bilel Elayeb and Narjès Bellamine Ben Saoud},
title={Towards a Query Translation Disambiguation Approach using Possibility Theory},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,},
year={2018},
pages={606-613},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006654706060613},
isbn={978-989-758-275-2},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,
TI - Towards a Query Translation Disambiguation Approach using Possibility Theory
SN - 978-989-758-275-2
AU - Ben Khiroun O.
AU - Elayeb B.
AU - Bellamine Ben Saoud N.
PY - 2018
SP - 606
EP - 613
DO - 10.5220/0006654706060613