Paper: Automatic English-Chinese name transliteration for development of multilingual resources

ACL ID C98-2215
Title Automatic English-Chinese name transliteration for development of multilingual resources
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1998
Authors

In this paper, we describe issues in the translation of proper names from English to Chinese which we have faced in constructing a system for multi- lingual text generation supporting both languages. We introduce an algorithm for mapping from English names to Chinese characters based on (1) heuristics about relationships between English spelling and pronunciation, and (2) consistent re- lationships between English phonemes and Chi- nese characters.