Discovering Parallel Text from The World Wide Web

Chen, J., Chau, R. and Yeh, C.-H.

    Parallel corpus is a rich linguistic resource for various multilingual text management tasks, including cross-lingual text retrieval, multilingual computational linguistics and multilingual text mining. Constructing a parallel corpus requires effective alignment of parallel documents. In this paper, we develop a parallel page identification system for identifying and aligning parallel documents from the World Wide Web. The system crawls the Web to fetch potentially parallel multilingual Web documents using a Web spider. To determine the parallelism between potential document pairs, two modules are developed. First, a filename comparison module is used to check filename resemblance. Second, a content analysis module is used to measure the semantic similarity. The experiment conducted to a multilingual Web site shows the effectiveness of the system.
Cite as: Chen, J., Chau, R. and Yeh, C.-H. (2004). Discovering Parallel Text from The World Wide Web. In Proc. Australasian Workshop on Data Mining and Web Intelligence (DMWI2004), Dunedin, New Zealand. CRPIT, 32. Purvis, M., Ed. ACS. 157-161.
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