Report of NEWS 2015 Machine Transliteration Shared Task

Rafael E. Banchs, Min Zhang, Xiangyu Duan, Haizhou Li, A. Kumaran
2015 Proceedings of the Fifth Named Entity Workshop  
This report presents the results from the Machine Transliteration Shared Task conducted as part of The Fifth Named Entities Workshop (NEWS 2015) held at ACL 2015 in Beijing, China. Similar to previous editions of NEWS Workshop, the Shared Task featured machine transliteration of proper names over 14 different language pairs, including 12 different languages and two different Japanese scripts. A total of 6 teams participated in the evaluation, submitting 194 standard and 12 non-standard runs,
more » ... n-standard runs, involving a diverse variety of transliteration methodologies. Four performance metrics were used to report the evaluation results. Once again, the NEWS shared task on machine transliteration has successfully achieved its objectives by providing a common ground for the research community to conduct comparative evaluations of state-of-the-art technologies that will benefit the future research and development in this area.
doi:10.18653/v1/w15-3902 dblp:conf/aclnews/BanchsZDLK15 fatcat:whmexr5tezcdpdosqgo5vs2vhe