Min Zhang, Haizhou Li, A Kumaran, and Ming Liu
This report documents the Machine Transliteration Shared Task conducted as a part of the Named Entities Workshop (NEWS 2012), an ACL 2012 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. 7 teams participated in the evaluations. Finally, 57 standard and 1 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.
In proceedings of the ACL 2012 Named Entities WorkShop (NEWS), Jeju Island, South Korea
Publisher Association for Computational Linguistics