Cross-lingual query suggestion using query logs of different languages

Wei Gao, Cheng Niu, Jian Yun Nie, Ming Zhou, Jian Hu, Kam Fai Wong, Hsiao Wuen Hon

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Abstract

Query suggestion aims to suggest relevant queries for a given query, which help users better specify their information needs. Previously, the suggested terms are mostly in the same language of the input query. In this paper, we extend it to cross-lingual query suggestion (CLQS): for a query in one language, we suggest similar or relevant queries in other languages. This is very important to scenarios of cross-language information retrieval (CLIR) and cross-lingual keyword bidding for search engine advertisement. Instead of relying on existing query translation technologies for CLQS, we present an effective means to map the input query of one language to queries of the other language in the query log. Important monolingual and cross-lingual information such as word translation relations and word co-occurrence statistics, etc. are used to estimate the cross-lingual query similarity with a discriminative model. Benchmarks show that the resulting CLQS system significantly out performs a baseline system based on dictionary-based query translation. Besides, the resulting CLQS is tested with French to English CLIR tasks on TREC collections. The results demonstrate higher effectiveness than the traditional query translation methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR'07
Pages463-470
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR'07 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 23 Jul 200727 Jul 2007

Other

Other30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR'07
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period23/7/0727/7/07

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Keywords

  • Cross-language information retrieval
  • Query expansion
  • Query logs
  • Query suggestion
  • Query translation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Software
  • Applied Mathematics

Cite this

Gao, W., Niu, C., Nie, J. Y., Zhou, M., Hu, J., Wong, K. F., & Hon, H. W. (2007). Cross-lingual query suggestion using query logs of different languages. In Proceedings of the 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR'07 (pp. 463-470) https://doi.org/10.1145/1277741.1277821