Dictionary-based Amharic - English Information Retrieval

  title={Dictionary-based Amharic - English Information Retrieval},
  author={Atelach Alemu Argaw and Lars Asker and Rickard C{\"o}ster and Jussi Karlgren},
We present two approaches to the Amharic English bilingual track in CLEF 2004. Both experiments use a dictionary-based approach to translate the Amharic queries into English Bags-of-words, but while one approach removes non-content bearing words from the Amharic queries based on their IDF value, the other uses a list of English stop words to perform the same task. The resulting translated (English) terms are then submitted to a retrieval engine that supports the Boolean and vector-space models… CONTINUE READING