Bootstrapping dictionaries for cross-language information retrieval

  title={Bootstrapping dictionaries for cross-language information retrieval},
  author={Korn{\'e}l G. Mark{\'o} and Stefan Schulz and Olena Medelyan and Udo Hahn},
The bottleneck for dictionary-based cross-language information retrieval is the lack of comprehensive dictionaries, in particular for many different languages. We here introduce a methodology by which multilingual dictionaries (for Spanish and Swedish) emerge automatically from simple seed lexicons. These seed lexicons are automatically generated, by cognate mapping, from (previously manually constructed) Portuguese and German as well as English sources. Lexical and semantic hypotheses are then… CONTINUE READING
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