Transliteration of name entity via improved statistical translation on character sequences

Yan Song, Chunyu Kit, Xiao Chen
2009 Proceedings of the 2009 Named Entities Workshop: Shared Task on Transliteration - NEWS '09   unpublished
Transliteration of given parallel name entities can be formulated as a phrase-based statistical machine translation (SMT) process, via its routine procedure comprising training, optimization and decoding. In this paper, we present our approach to transliterating name entities using the loglinear phrase-based SMT on character sequences. Our proposed work improves the translation by using bidirectional models, plus some heuristic guidance integrated in the decoding process. Our evaluated results
more » ... evaluated results indicate that this approach performs well in all standard runs in the NEWS2009 Machine Transliteration Shared Task.
doi:10.3115/1699705.1699720 fatcat:fmto5v44gfflheadx3d5vgzhae