Cross-lingual Search

of bibliographic metadata

The project Cross-lingual Search should make finding information across language barriers possible.

Funding: Leibniz Association
Grant Term: 3 years (2016-2108)
Project Partner: Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Humboldt-University Berlin2,
Lehrstuhl für Translationsorientierte Sprachtechnologie, Universität des Saarlandes3
Project Manager: PD Dr. Erich Weichselgartner
Project Staff: Roland Ramthun
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Project Description


There is an ongoing debate on whether scientific and professional communication should be based on a lingua franca like English or whether national languages should also play a role.

In psychology, the multilingual information system PubPsych 1 is used to investigate the added value of machine aided access to descriptions of research resources in languages that users normally don’t understand. This project aims at providing empirical evidence about this important query evaluating different machine translation approaches: Query translation, translation of the information systems’ text corpora, cross-lingual thesaurus mapping and English as a pivot language.

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PD Dr. Erich Weichselgartner
Phone: +49 (0)651 201-2056
Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information
Universitätsring 15,
54296 Trier, Germany
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