Mobility

A Query-Based SMS Translation in Information Access System

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Executive Summary

Mobile technology has contributed to the evolution of several media of communication such as chats, emails and Short Message Service (SMS) text. This has significantly influenced the traditional standard way of expressing views from letter writing to a high-tech form of expression known as texting language. In this paper, the authors investigated building a mobile information access system based on SMS queries. The difficulties with SMS communication were explored in terms of the informal communication passage and the associated difficulty in searching and retrieving results from an SMS-based web search engine under its non-standardization.

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