Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share by email
Report of NEWS 2011 Machine Transliteration Shared Task

Min Zhang, Haizhou Li, kumarana, and Ming Liu

Abstract

This report documents the Machine Transliteration Shared Task conducted as a part of the Named Entities Workshop (NEWS 2011), an IJCNLP 2011 workshop. The shared task features machine transliteration of proper names from English to 11 languages and from 3 languages to English. In total, 14 tasks are provided. 10 teams from 7 different countries participated in the evaluations. Finally, 73 standard and 4 non-standard runs are submitted, where diverse transliteration methodologies are explored and reported on the evaluation data. We report the results with 4 performance metrics. We believe that the shared task has successfully achieved its objective by providing a common benchmarking platform for the research community to evaluate the state-of-the-art technologies that benefit the future research and development.

Details

Publication typeInproceedings
Published inProceedings of the IJCNLP 2011 Named Entities WorkShop (NEWS-2011), Chiang Mai, Thailand
PublisherACL/SIGPARSE
> Publications > Report of NEWS 2011 Machine Transliteration Shared Task