Chapter 7. Searching across languages

This chapter covers

  • Cross-language information retrieval
  • Statistical machine translation
  • Seq2seq models for machine translation
  • Word embeddings for machine translation
  • Comparing the effectiveness of machine translation methods for search

In this chapter, we’ll focus on expanding your ability to serve users who speak, read, and write queries in languages other than the language in which documents are written. Specifically, you’ll see how to use machine translation to build a search engine that can automatically translate queries so those queries can be used to search and deliver content from multiple languages. We’ll spend some time looking at how this translation ability can be useful in various contexts, ...

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