Improving keyword extraction in multilingual texts

Bahare Hashemzahde, Majid Abdolrazzagh-Nezhad


The accuracy of keyword extraction is a leading factor in information retrieval systems and marketing. In the real world, text is produced in a variety of languages, and the ability to extract keywords based on information from different languages improves the accuracy of keyword extraction. In this paper, the available information of all languages is applied to improve a traditional keyword extraction algorithm from a multilingual text. The proposed keywork extraction procedure is an unsupervise algorithm and designed based on selecting a word as a keyword of a given text, if in addition to that language holds a high rank based on the keywords criteria in other languages, as well. To achieve to this aim, the average TF-IDF of the candidate words were calculated for the same and the other languages. Then the words with the higher averages TF-IDF were chosen as the extracted keywords. The obtained results indicat that the algorithms’ accuracis of the multilingual texts in term frequency-inverse document frequency (TF-IDF) algorithm, graph-based algorithm, and the improved proposed algorithm are 80%, 60.65%, and 91.3%, respectively.


Text mining; Data retrieval; Keyword extraction; Language independent; TF-IDF algorithm; Graph-based algorithm

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
p-ISSN 2088-8708, e-ISSN 2722-2578