Abstract: Search for the information is not only limited to the native languages of the user, but nowadays it is more extended to other languages. Cross language information retrieval (CLIR), whose goal is to find relevant information written in a language different from the language of query. CLIR can be used to enhance the ability of users to search and retrieve documents in many languages. Different type of translation techniques can be used to achieve Cross Language Information Retrieval. This paper describes the work done in CLIR and translation techniques for CLIR


Keywords: Query translation, Document translation, CLIR, Machine translation, Dictionary