A Resource-Light Method for Cross-Lingual Semantic Textual Similarity

19 Jan 2018Goran GlavašMarc Franco-SalvadorSimone Paolo PonzettoPaolo Rosso

Recognizing semantically similar sentences or paragraphs across languages is beneficial for many tasks, ranging from cross-lingual information retrieval and plagiarism detection to machine translation. Recently proposed methods for predicting cross-lingual semantic similarity of short texts, however, make use of tools and resources (e.g., machine translation systems, syntactic parsers or named entity recognition) that for many languages (or language pairs) do not exist... (read more)

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