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Vocabulary Reduction and Text Enrichment at WebCLEF1

$^{(1)}$Franco Rojas, $^{(1)}$Héctor Jiménez-Salazar & $^{(1,2)}$David Pinto

$^1$Faculty of Computer Science, BUAP, Mexico

$^2$Department of Information Systems and Computation, UPV, Spain


Nowadays, cross-lingual Information Retrieval (IR) is one of the greatest challenges to deal with. Besides, one of the most important issues in IR consists in the corpus vocabulary reduction in order to make possible to use in real situations some methods of IR such as the well-known vector space model. In this work, we have considered a vocabulary reduction process based on the selection of mid-frequency terms. Our approach enhances precision, but in order to obtain a better recall, we have conducted an enrichment process based on the addition of co-ocurrence terms. By using this approach, we have obtained an improvement of 40% in the corpus of the BiEnEs WebCLEF 2005 task. The obtained results in the current mixed monolingual task of the WebCLEF 2006 have shown that the text enrichment must be done before the vocabulary reduction process in order to get the best performance.

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David Pinto 2007-05-08