Robert Frederking, Teruko Mitamura, Eric Nyberg and Jaime Carbonell
We present an attempt at a coherent vision of an end-to-end translingual information retrieval system. We begin by presenting a sample of the broad range of possibilities. We then present an overall workstation architecture, followed by two possible approaches to the actual translingual IR stage presented in detail. Ranking retrieved documents, query-relevant summarization, assimilation of retrieved information, and system evaluation are all discussed in turn.