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A voting mechanism for named entity translation in English-Chinese question answering

Tang, Ling-Xiang, Geva, Shlomo, Trotman, Andrew, & Xu, Yue (2010) A voting mechanism for named entity translation in English-Chinese question answering. In Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (Coling 2010), ACL Anthology, Beijing China, pp. 43-51.

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Abstract

In this paper, we describe a voting mechanism for accurate named entity (NE) translation in English–Chinese question answering (QA). This mechanism involves translations from three different sources: machine translation,online encyclopaedia, and web documents. The translation with the highest number of votes is selected. We evaluated this approach using test collection, topics and assessment results from the NTCIR-8 evaluation forum. This mechanism achieved 95% accuracy in NEs translation and 0.3756 MAP in English–Chinese cross-lingual information retrieval of QA.

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Item Type: Conference Paper
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Deposited On: 29 Sep 2011 15:44
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