Providing multilingual access to FLICKR for Arabic users

Paul Clough, Azzah Al-Maskari, Kareem Darwish

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Abstract

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 Babelfish is used to translate between English and French, German, Italian, Dutch and Spanish. Users are able to modify the English version of the query if they have the necessary language skills to do so. We have chosen to experiment with Arabic retrieval from FLICKR due to the growing numbers of online Middle Eastern users, the limited numbers of interactive Arabic user studies for cross-language IR to date, and the availability of resources to undertake a user study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages205-216
Number of pages12
Volume4730 LNCS
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event7th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum, CLEF 2006 - Alicante, Spain
Duration: 20 Sep 200622 Sep 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4730 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other7th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum, CLEF 2006
CountrySpain
CityAlicante
Period20/9/0622/9/06

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Clough, P., Al-Maskari, A., & Darwish, K. (2007). Providing multilingual access to FLICKR for Arabic users. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 4730 LNCS, pp. 205-216). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4730 LNCS).

Providing multilingual access to FLICKR for Arabic users. / Clough, Paul; Al-Maskari, Azzah; Darwish, Kareem.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 4730 LNCS 2007. p. 205-216 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4730 LNCS).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Clough, P, Al-Maskari, A & Darwish, K 2007, Providing multilingual access to FLICKR for Arabic users. in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). vol. 4730 LNCS, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 4730 LNCS, pp. 205-216, 7th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum, CLEF 2006, Alicante, Spain, 20/9/06.
Clough P, Al-Maskari A, Darwish K. Providing multilingual access to FLICKR for Arabic users. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 4730 LNCS. 2007. p. 205-216. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
Clough, Paul ; Al-Maskari, Azzah ; Darwish, Kareem. / Providing multilingual access to FLICKR for Arabic users. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 4730 LNCS 2007. pp. 205-216 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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