Primarily consisting of papers first presented at the Workshop on Cross-Linguistic Information Retrieval held in August 1996 during the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval meeting, this volume addresses the problem of accessing multilingual information for research purposes through a single-language query. The volume's 12 contributions include research from Europe, Japan, and the US, and exhibit a wide range of techniques and results. Techniques include using bilingual dictionaries, machine transportation systems, parallel text corpora, comparable but non-parallel text corpora, latent semantic indexing, and weighted boolean interrogation. Suitable as a secondary text for a graduate-level course on cross-language information retrieval and as a reference for industry researchers and practitioners. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.