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Latent Morpho-Semantic Analysis: Multilingual Information Retrieval with Character N-Grams and Mutual Information

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Latent Morpho-Semantic Analysis: Multilingual Information Retrieval with Character N-Grams and Mutual Information
We describe an entirely statistics-based, unsupervised, and languageindependent approach to multilingual information retrieval, which we call Latent Morpho-Semantic Analysis (LMSA). LMSA overcomes some of the shortcomings of related previous approaches such as Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA). LMSA has an important theoretical advantage over LSA: it combines well-known techniques in a novel way to break the terms of LSA down into units which correspond more closely to morphemes. Thus, it has a particular appeal for use with morphologically complex languages such as Arabic. We show through empirical results that the theoretical advantages of LMSA can translate into significant gains in precision in multilingual information retrieval tests. These gains are not matched either when a standard stemmer is used with LSA, or when terms are indiscriminately broken down into n-grams.
Peter A. Chew, Brett W. Bader, Ahmed Abdelali
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where COLING
Authors Peter A. Chew, Brett W. Bader, Ahmed Abdelali
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