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From Alex <azli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Query and language conversion
Date Tue, 01 Sep 2009 16:50:40 GMT
Many thanks Steve for all that information.

I understand by your answer that cross-lingual search doesn't come "out-of
-the-box" in Lucene.

Cheers.

Alex

On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 6:46 PM, Steven A Rowe <sarowe@syr.edu> wrote:

> Hi Alex,
>
> What you want to do is commonly referred to as "Cross Language Information
> Retrieval".  Doug Oard at the University of Maryland has a page of CLIR
> resources here:
>
> http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~dlrg/clir/<http://terpconnect.umd.edu/%7Edlrg/clir/>
>
> Grant Ingersoll responded to a similar question a couple of years ago on
> this list:
>
> <
> http://search.lucidimagination.com/search/document/e1398067af353a49/cross_lingual_ir#e1398067af353a49
> >
>
> Here's another recent thread with lots of good info, from the solr-user
> mailing list, on the same topic:
>
> <
> http://search.lucidimagination.com/search/document/f7c17dc516c89bf6/preparing_the_ground_for_a_real_multilang_index#797001daa3f73e17
> >
>
> Here's a paper written by a group that put together a Greek-English
> cross-language retrieval system using Lucene:
>
> http://www.springerlink.com/content/n172420t1346q683/
>
> And here's another paper written by a group that made a Hindi and Telugu to
> English cross-language retrieval system using Lucene, from the CLEF 2006
> conference proceedings:
>
> http://www.iiit.ac.in/techreports/2008_76.pdf
>
> Steve
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Alex [mailto:azlist1@gmail.com]
> > Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2009 10:30 AM
> > To: java-user@lucene.apache.org
> > Subject: Query and language conversion
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am new to Lucene so excuse me if this is a trivial question ..
> >
> >
> > I have data that I Index in a given language (English). My users will
> > come from different countries and my search screen will be
> > internationalized. My users will then probably query thing in their
> > own language. Is it possible too lookup for Items that were indexed
> > in a different language.
> >
> > To make thing a bit more clear.
> >
> > My "Business" object has a "type" attribute. In lucene the "type" field
> > is created. The Business object for  "Doctor Smuck" will be indexed with
> > the "type" field as  "medical doctor" or anything similar. My German
> > users will query using german languange. He tries to find a Doctor
> > using "Arzt" or maybe "Mediziner" as a query. Is Lucene able to match
> > the query to the value that was indexed in another language ?
> > Is there an analyser for that ?
> >
> > By the way : I can provide the probable input language, based on the
> > client's search page language,  as a parameter if that helps (it
> > probably will) .
> >
> > Many thanks for your thoughts !
>
>
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