ABSTRACT Query translation mining is a key technique in cross-language information retrieval and machine translation knowl-edge acquisition. For better performance, the queries are classified into transliterated words and non-transliterated words based on transliterated word identification model, and are further channeled to different mining processes. This paper is a pilot study on query classification for better translation mining performance, which is based on supervised classification and linguistic heuristics. The person name identification gets a precision of over 97%. Transliterated word translation mining shows satisfactory performance.
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