The Multilingual Information Access Project


"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.

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