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Report of NEWS 2012 Machine Transliteration Shared Task

Min Zhang, Haizhou Li, A Kumaran, and Ming Liu

Abstract

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.

Details

Publication typeInproceedings
Published inproceedings of the ACL 2012 Named Entities WorkShop (NEWS), Jeju Island, South Korea
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
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