Providing Multilingual Access to FLICKR for Arabic Users

@inproceedings{Clough2006ProvidingMA,
  title={Providing Multilingual Access to FLICKR for Arabic Users},
  author={Paul D. Clough and Azzah Al-Maskari and Kareem Darwish},
  booktitle={CLEF},
  year={2006}
}
In this paper we describe our submission for iCLEF2006: an interface that allows users to search FLICKR in Arabic for images with captions in a range of languages. We report and discuss the results gained from a user experiment in accordance with directives given by iCLEF, including an analysis of the success of search tasks. To enable the searching of multilingual image annotations we use English as an interlingua. An Arabic-English dictionary is used for initial query translation, and then… CONTINUE READING

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