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Alignment of English-Chinese Parallel Corpora and its Use in Cross-Language Information Retrieval
Aitao Chen, Fred Gey, and Hailing Jiang

Bilingual lexicons are valuable resources for machine translation, multi-lingual information retrieval, human interpreters, translators, and foreign language learners. This paper presents a method to align two Chinese/English parallel corpora from the document level down to the sentence level. One word and one phrase bilingual lexicons are derived from the aligned sentences. The usability of the bilingual lexicons are tested in English-to-Chinese cross-language information retrieval.

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