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Dagobert Soergel
College of Information Studies, University of Maryland

Multilingual thesauri and ontologies in cross-language retrieval

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This paper sets forth a framework for the use of thesauri and ontologies as knowledge bases in cross-language retrieval. It provides a general introduction to thesaurus functions, structure, and construction with particular attention to the problems of multilingual thesauri. It proposes the creation of environments for distributed collaborative knowledge base development as a way to make large-scale knowledge-based systems more affordable.
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