UNT Intelligent Information Access Lab


Current Research Project

Effective and Efficient Multilingual Information Access to Digital Collections.

Enabling Multilingual Information Access to Digital Collections: An Investigation of Metadata Records Translation" is a two-year research project sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the University of North Texas (UNT).This project represents a collaboration of four entities: The Department of Library and Information Sciences in the College of Information at UNT; the UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit (DPU); the School of Information Management at Wuhan University, China; and the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM) in Mexico. It aims to evaluate the extent to which current machine translation technologies generate adequate translation for metadata records, and to identify the most effective metadata records translation strategies for digital collections.




Previous Research Project

Enabling Multilingual Information Access to Digital Collections: An Investigation of Metadata Records Translation.

Effective and Efficient Multilingual Information Access to Digital Collections" is a three-year research project sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the University of North Texas (UNT). To address the needs of non-English speakers, digital collection developers, and researchers in Machine Translation (MT) and Cross-language Information Retrieval (CLIR), this project will apply Internet MT services to translate digital library metadata records into Chinese and Spanish, develop an MLIA test-bed, conduct multi-engine machine translation, carry out MLIA experiments, and analyze MLIA results. This project represents a collaboration of four entities: The Department of Library and Information Sciences in the College of Information at UNT; the UNT Libraries; the Shenzhen Library in China; and the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM) in Mexico.




Publications

Please check above project websites and Dr. Chen's homepage

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