Multilingual Information Access

Authored by: Douglas W. Oard

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
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This entry describes the process by which systems can be designed to help users find content in a language that may be different from the language of their query. The discussion of the relatively narrowly construed technical issues that are often referred to as Cross-Language Information Retrieval (CLIR) is situated in the context of important related issues such as information-seeking behavior, interaction design, and machine translation.

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