The Effects of Language Relatedness on Multilingual Information Retrieval: A Case Study With Indo-European and Semitic Languages

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We explore the effects of language relatedness within a multilingual information retrieval (IR) framework which can be deployed to virtually any language, focusing specifically on Indo-European versus Semitic languages. The Semitic languages present unique challenges to IR for a number of reasons, so we set out to answer the question of whether cross… (More)

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