Cross-lingual information retrieval and delivery using community mobile networks

Schriram, R., Sugumaran, Vijayan and Kapetanios, Epaminondas (2006) Cross-lingual information retrieval and delivery using community mobile networks. In: 1st International Conference on Digital Information Management. IEEE, Los Alamitos, USA, pp. 320-325. ISBN 142440682X


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Much of the Web content is in English and accessing this content is difficult for non-English speaking users because of the language barrier. Hence, there is a great need for providing applications and interfaces in one's own language to tap into this vast knowledge reserve. In addition, access to the Internet is still a major problem in developing countries because of the "digital divide" and hand held devices such as PDAs and Mobile Phones are seen as enablers in bridging this gap. However, displaying cross-lingual content on these mobile devices is a non trivial task and there is a great need for robust mechanisms and infrastructure for content delivery in different languages on the fly. This paper presents an overall approach for cross-lingual content specification and delivery for computing/mobile devices. It helps mitigate the language barrier by providing cross-lingual search and retrieval capabilities for accessing the Web content.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Selected for publication in the Journal of Digital Information Management
Subjects: University of Westminster > Science and Technology > Electronics and Computer Science, School of (No longer in use)
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2010 14:31

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