The Problem of Cross Language Information Retrieval.
As the World Wide Web infiltrates more and more countries, banalizing network, interface, and computer
system differences which have impeded information access, it becomes more common for non-native speakers
to explore multilingual text collections. Beyond merely accepting 8-bit accented characters, information
retrieval systems should provide help in searching for information across language boundaries. This situation
has given rise to a new research area called Cross Language Information Retrieval, at the intersection of
Machine Translation and Information Retrieval. Though sharing some problems in both of these areas, Cross
Language Information Retrieval poses specific problems, three of which are described in this chapter.
Cross-Language Information Retrieval. Editor: Gregory Grefenstette. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, 1998.