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ACM Transactions on Asian Language Information Processing (TALIP), Volume 7 Issue 2, June 2008

Introduction to the NTCIR-6 Special Issue
Noriko Kando, Teruko Mitamura, Tetsuya Sakai
Article No.: 4
DOI: 10.1145/1362782.1362783

A Hybrid Technique for English-Chinese Cross Language Information Retrieval
Dong Zhou, Mark Truran, Tim Brailsford, Helen Ashman
Article No.: 5
DOI: 10.1145/1362782.1362784

In this article we describe a hybrid technique for dictionary-based query translation suitable for English-Chinese cross language information retrieval. This technique marries a graph-based model for the resolution of candidate term ambiguity with...

Automatically Acquiring Causal Expression Patterns from Relation-annotated Corpora to Improve Question Answering for why-Questions
Ryuichiro Higashinaka, Hideki Isozaki
Article No.: 6
DOI: 10.1145/1362782.1362785

This article describes our approach for answering why-questions that we initially introduced at NTCIR-6 QAC-4. The approach automatically acquires causal expression patterns from relation-annotated corpora by abstracting text spans annotated with...

Adapting Support Vector Machines for F-term-based Classification of Patents
Yaoyong Li, Kalina Bontcheva
Article No.: 7
DOI: 10.1145/1362782.1362786

Support Vector Machines (SVM) have obtained state-of-the-art results on many applications including document classification. However, previous works on applying SVMs to the F-term patent classification task did not obtain as good results as other...